Sharmeen Obaid is seen as the ultimate icon of women empowerment in the country, and has made us proud by winning Oscar awards as well.
She had been making films on a lot of taboos and ongoing issues that has been going on in the country, and has tried her best in raising awareness through films and documentaries.
However, a lot of anti-feminists in the country have ruthlessly bashed her over showing a bad picture of Pakistan around the world.
In the process of trying ridiculously hard to show prove that Pakistan is indeed a safe space for women, we tend to brush the harsh realities and blood-curdling cases under the rug of ignorance.
One of the biggest issues in Pakistan which the men and women both have to go through it, is forced marriages.
Young people being pressurized by their families to marry someone who they like, or according to their own preferences of cast, status, and religion is more common than we realize.
Often, the families beyond their power to physically and emotionally torture the young souls to finally agree to marry the person who they have chosen for their children.
In a country where religion is followed strictly, the rules of every religion forbids forced marriages and nullifies the union.
By making a short, animated film, Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy has raised this issue again and had touched the sensitive nerve of the country which it was too shy to admit.
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27 September, 2019