Pakistani filmmaker and Oscar winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy's documentary titled "A Life Too Short" Inspired By Qandeel Baloch’s Life Makes Its Debut At America’s Largest Documentary Festival.
The Documentary A Life Too Short, is directed by Safyah Usmani and co-directed by Saad Zuberi Released by MTV Documentary Films. Sharmeen Obaid's documentary in DOC NYC’s prestigious section. This section showcases a selection of shorts that the festival’s programming team considers to be among the year’s strongest contenders for Oscars and other awards.
Pakistani Documentary "A Life Too Short" is a story of an honor killing that chronicles the life of social media superstar, the late Qandeel Baloch, who pushed boundaries in conservative Pakistan like no other. Qandeel Baloch died at the age of 26 when her brother smothered her to death for her open exclamations of women’s equality and sexuality through her sensational social media presence.
Also, the short film tackles the social, political, and cultural topics affecting the immediate lives and future outlooks of young people today.
Obaid Chinoy has also won six Emmy Awards, including two of which are in the International Emmy Award for his splendid movies. Throughout her career, she has made many records, her Academy Award win for Saving Face made her the first Pakistani to win an Academy Award.