Pakistani Oscar-winning filmmaker, journalist, and activist Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy‘s film production house SOC Films has been nominated in two categories at the prestigious 48th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards for its global documentary series Fundamental: Gender Justice. No Exceptions
The news was announced by Sharmeen herself on social media. She said in a caption on Instagram, “Super excited to announce that SOC Films @soc_films has been nominated for Two DayTime Emmy Awards for our global series, “FUNDAMENTAL. GENDER JUSTICE. NO EXCEPTIONS”. Proud of the team and wish us good luck!”
What is the Documentary Series About?
Sharmeen introduced the documentary to her audience. She said, “Fundamental. Gender Justice. No Exceptions is a global series filmed in five countries, advocating for women who champion other women.”
She then added, ” It has been nominated in the categories of OUTSTANDING SHORT FORM DAYTIME NON-FICTION PROGRAM and OUTSTANDING DIRECTING TEAM FOR A SINGLE CAMERA DAYTIME NON-FICTION PROGRAM.”
The five-episode documentary was shot in Brazil, Georgia, Kenya, the USA, and Pakistan, produced by Safyah Zafar Usmani and Shahrukh Waheed. Sharmeen herself directed the series. The documentary is a collaboration between SOC Films and Global Fund for Women.
The documentary follows gender justice activists from the countries mentioned above who obstruct the status quo by creating safe spaces for other women and girls. Their plan also is to do the same for historically marginalized people and communities globally. These leaders are inspiring not only to those in their societies but also worldwide.
The crew of the FUNDAMENTAL
The FUNDAMENTAL production crew includes Faizan Ali and Nadir Siddiqui as DoP, Cameraperson Khurram Victor, Editors and Colorists Husain Qaizer and Sourath Behan, Editors Mishaal Adhami and Anas Ahmed, Sound Design by Sameer Khan, Project Manager Huma Shah, Color Correction of Photography by Murtaza Ali and Line Production by Syed Ayub.
Original Music by Taha Malik with Cameraperson Salome Sagaradze for Georgia and Associate Producers Maureen Wanjiku for Kenya, Nino Isakadze for Georgia, and Julia Main for the USA.
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