Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, a Pakistani-origin Canadian filmmaker, has made history by becoming the first woman and first person of colour to ever direct a Star Wars movie. It was revealed on Friday that Walt Disney Co has plans for three new films, including Obaid-Chinoy’s, which will feature Daisy Ridley reprising her role as Rey in a story set after the 2019 film, The Rise of Skywalker.
The Oscar-winning director is known for her films that portray the struggles of woman and highlight inequality in society. She has won the Oscar for ‘Best Documentary, Short Subject’ twice, once for ‘Saving Face’, a film about acid attacks in Pakistan, and once for ‘Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness’, about honour killings.
Source: Khaleej Times
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