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18 Dec

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to release Pakistan’s first animated feature internationally

Sharmeen

After culminating her animated film series, 3 Bahadur, two-time Oscar-winning filmmaker, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is now all set to work on her latest project, Sitara. 

Becoming Pakistan’s first animated feature that will be released internationally, the film is all set to hit screens in mid-2019.

Sitara is going to be Pakistan’s first animated film that will be released internationally – including North America,” Sharmeen revealed to Something Haute at a recently-held event. “More details to come, but watch out for Summer 2019.”

Also read: Haute Review: ‘3 Bahadur – Rise of the Warriors’ is a step in the right direction

The first look — which was revealed at the premiere of 3 Bahadur: Rise of the Warrior prior to the screening — showed just a snippet of the film’s stylized name, without giving much information.

However, from what one can expect from the filmmaker who has made a name by venturing into animation with not just the 3 Bahadur but the Agaahi series as well, hopefully Sitara will have a strong story to complement her style of narrative which is usually based on women empowerment.

Keep checking this space for more updates.

Shahjehan Saleem

The author is Contributing Editor at Something Haute as well as a professor in the Media Sciences department at SZABIST, Karachi. Socio-cultural theories and geography fill up the rest of his time.