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My work always has an agenda- Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy
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My work always has an agenda- Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a journalist turned film maker, who has won two Oscars and several other awards for her documentaries has called for greater exchange between the two countries.

In an interview she talked about terming art and culture as the best possible bridge between India and Pakistan.

“Sporting diplomacy, cultural diplomacy, film diplomacy, music diplomacy and art diplomacy must never be mistaken with politics and war.”

“It could be a great cross-border exchange if we have it because Pakistan has some very good documentary filmmakers. My acid violence film was used a lot in India and so was the honour killing film as these issues are very much relevant in India.”

“If we were to do more cross-border work on documentary filmmaking and fiction films, it would be good for both the countries,” she stressed.

She further said, “My work always has an agenda — to influence a public policy, start a conversation and push new legislations for good of society and that’s something I have always been involved into, and I hope to remain involved so.”

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