Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has launched a platform White in the Flag to discuss problems faced by religious minorities in Pakistan. “Whiteintheflag.com is an interactive website that aims to serve as a platform for students, activists, and legislators to come together,” she said.
Possible solutions to problems faced by minorities will be discussed on the website with the detailed information provided to those who are interested in spreading awareness. Sharmeen wants marginalized people to voice their concerns as well.
She said “They will be able to have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being about their lives and communities,”
Sharmeen is one of the most successful filmmakers whose documentaries Saving Face (2012) and A Girl in the River (2015) have won her Oscars. She has accolades such as the Emmy and Eliasson Global Leadership Prize under her belt as well. In January, she was named among South Asia’s 18 best directors by the Asian Tatler.