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Two Pakistani Documentaries Make It To The Emmys

It is a proud proud moment

Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy And Mohammed Ali Naqvi must be feeling on top of the world right now! Why you ask? Because their documentaries – A Girl In The River and Among The Believers – have been nominated for the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards. Out of the 40 categories, Sharmeen’s A Girl In The River is nominated in three categories – Best Documentary, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound – while Ali Naqvi’s Among The Believers is nominated in Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary.

Chinoy announced the good news earlier today via Twitter.

While Naqvi took to Facebook.

And congratulations poured in, but it was Patari who got the mood on point.

A Girl In The Mirror brings attention towards the vile practice of honour killing in Pakistan while Among The Believers takes us inside the notorious madrassas in Pakistan and makes us meet Maulana Abdul Aziz – the man who escaped the attack on Lal Masjid.

The News & Documentary Emmy Awards will be presented on Thursday, October 5th, 2017, at a ceremony at Jazz at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P. Rose Hall in the Time Warner Complex at Columbus Circle in New York City.