“Sitara” a short animated movie by Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy wins LA Animation Festival award.

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s latest animated movie Sitara; “Let Girls Dream” was nominated in Los Angeles Animation Festival 2019 and received three awards in categories. The silent film won Best Produced Screenplay, Best Music Score and the Humanitarian Award.

It was written and directed by Sharmeen, the movie primarily revolves around a young girl, Pari, who dreams of being a pilot but is married off at a young age without her will. The story is explained by her younger sister.

Sharmeen stated that “We at Waadi Animations are delighted to be able to represent Pakistan on a global stage and honored that our film Sitara: Let Girls Dream is being recognized – our artists and animators have worked very hard to create this special film and we are excited to share it with the world”.

According to The Dawn, Sharmeen had previously said about the project, “For me, Sitara is more than a film; it is a movement that we want to start across the world that encourages parents to invest in their girls’ dreams encouraging them to free their girls from the burdens of early marriage.”

The people behind the making of the movie were, Eleyna Haroon as the co-producer for the film while women’s rights activist Gloria Steinem and Darla Anderson, who is the Academy Award Winning producer of Coco and Toy Story 3 are executive producers for this movie.