Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary ‘A Girl In The River’ has won the Best Documentary award at the 38th annual news and documentary Emmy Awards. The documentary has previously won an Oscar for Best Documentary.
She announced her big win on twitter:
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) October 6, 2017
A Girl In The River has triumphed over four PBS documentaries, including Children of Syria, Welcome to Leith, Thank You For Playing and The Look of Silence, to win the award.
A Girl in the River, which is the story of a young survivor of an honour killing attempt, was also nominated in two other categories at this year’s Emmys, Outstanding Short Documentary and Outstanding Music and Sound.