Director’s Bios

Daniel Junge

Daniel Junge is an Oscar award winning documentary filmmaker. His first feature-length film, CHIEFS, won the Grand Jury Prize at the Tribeca Film Festival and broadcast nationally on PBS. His subsequent feature, IRON LADIES OF LIBERIA premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on over 50 broadcasters worldwide including PBS and the BBC. THEY KILLED SISTER DOROTHY, his third feature film, won the Audience and Grand Jury Prizes at the South by Southwest Film Festival before broadcasting on HBO and earning a 2010 Emmy nomination for Best Investigative Journalism. Junge’s film THE LAST CAMPAIGN OF GOVERNOR BOOTH GARDNER was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short in 2010. His most recent film, SAVING FACE, also for HBO, won Best Documentary Short in 2012. Junge lives in Colorado with his wife and daughter and large dog.

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Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Emmy and Oscar award winning documentary filmmaker. She has worked in over ten countries to produce internationally acclaimed films including PAKISTAN’S TALIBAN GENERATION, which is the recipient of the Alfred I Dupont Award and the Association for International Broadcasting award. Her other films include AFGHANISTAN UNVEILED and a series of documentaries for Channel 4 for which she was awarded Broadcast Journalist of the Year by One World Media, UK. She is the first non-American to receive the Livingston Award for International Reporting and is a TED Senior fellow. Her 2012 film SAVING FACE won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Sharmeen was born and raised in Karachi, Pakistan and currently lives there with her husband and daughter.

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