Anokhi Pulse TV / #TIFF15: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Geeta Gandbhir Talk About Female Empowerment In Their Latest Docu-Feature

#TIFF15: Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy & Geeta Gandbhir Talk About Female Empowerment In Their Latest Docu-Feature

Anokhi Pulse TV Dec 18, 2015

A Journey Of A Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers is the newest project to come from the team of Academy Award and Emmy award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, who is also an ANOKHI award recipient and 2-time Emmy award winning filmmaker Geeta Gandbhir. 

The docu-feature follows a unit of over 100 predominately muslim women who, between June 2013 and July 2014 travel far from their families, friends and homes in Bangladesh to join a United Nations stabilizing mission in Haiti following the 2010 earthquake. 

ANOKHI PULSE TV speaks to both filmmakers to chat about the power and mission behind telling this particular story on screen and how this unit of female peacekeepers are shattering deeply rooted stereotypes of what it means to be a woman, mother, daughter, sister and friend today. 

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    Daniel is the Digital Media Manager for ANOKHI MEDIA and the host for ANOKHI's entertainment channel, PULSE TV. As part of the dream team, Daniel manages all multiple channels under ANOKHI’s portfolio, while also training new on-air talent, and showing budding p...

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