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Saving Face: Pakistan won its first Oscar Award..!

Sunday, 26 February, 2012
Saving Face: Pakistan won its first Oscar Award..!
Pakistani filmmaker and first-time Oscar nominee Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won an Academy Award for her documentary film "Saving Face" on February 26, 2012, which is about acid attack victims.In her acceptance speech, Chinoy dedicated the award to the women of Pakistan. "All the women in Pakistan working for change, don't give up on your dreams, this is for you," she said.Directed by Daniel Junge and produced by Sharmeen Chinoy, the film "Saving Face" follows British plastic surgeon Dr. Mohammad Jawad, who returns to his homeland to help victims of acid burns.

Halal-e-Imtiaz to Sharmeen
Oscar Award winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy received the award for the highest degree of service to the state - Nishan-e-Imtiaz by the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari. This ceremony was held in President house in Islamabad on Friday, March 23, 2012.

Sharmeen Obaid is Pakistan's first Oscar nominee
Sharmeen Obaid became the first Pakistani filmmaker to earn an Oscar nomination with her film Saving face, which was nominated in the Documentary, short film category as the Oscar nominations were released on Tuesday.

Saving face, which the Karachi-based filmmaker has co-directed with Daniel Junge, depicts the life of a British Pakistani plastic surgeon who donates his time to heal acid victims in Pakistan.

The film is set to be released in March this year, while the Oscars will be held on February 26.



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First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

Monday, 16 February, 1948
First film studio in Pakistan inaugurated..

The first ever film studio in Pakistan, Pancholi Film Studio on Upper Mall Road Lahore was inaugurated on February 16, 1948.

It was owned by Seith Dalsukh M. Pancholi (1906-59), who was first film importer and distributor of Hollywood movies in the Northern India (now Pakistan). He was also producer and director of famous Lahore made movies like Gul Bakavli (1939), Yamla Jatt (1940) and Khazanchi (1941).

After partition, he migrated to India and his manager Divan Sardari Lal took over. He was producer of first Pakistani released film Teri Yaad in this year but film 2 Kinaray was first film to start in this studio. in 1952, Pancholi studio was alloted to a famous ghazal and folk singer Malika Pukhraj and became Malika Studio. Then it was rent to some other parties and its name was also changed as Jawidan Studio, later it was sold by Malika Pukhraj and it became Upper Mall Scheme with lot of houses.



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