Sharmeen’s documentary shortlisted for Oscar nomination

Updated 27 October 2015
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Sharmeen’s documentary shortlisted for Oscar nomination

KARACHI: Acclaimed Pakistani filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary “A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” has been shortlisted for Oscars nominations in the category of Best Documentary — Short Subject. The documentary has been nominated with nine other films in this category, Dawn reported.
“A Girl in the River,” which is a joint production of Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy (SOC) Films and Home Box Office (HBO) follows the life of an 18-year-old girl who is a survivor of an honor killing attempt.


Finland tops global happiness index for second consecutive year

Updated 20 March 2019
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Finland tops global happiness index for second consecutive year

  • The World Happiness Report ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be
  • Happiness has declined the most drastically in the past ten years in the 108th placed Venezuela

HELSINKI: Finland has topped an index of the happiest nations for the second consecutive year, with researchers saying the small Nordic country has succeeded in generating a happiness recipe not simply dependent on economic wealth.
The World Happiness Report, produced by the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network, ranks 156 countries by how happy their citizens see themselves to be. It’s based on factors including economic wealth, life expectancy, social support and freedom to make life choices.
The index, published Wednesday, showed the other Nordic countries did well, with Denmark, Norway and Iceland taking the next spots.
The United States dropped from the 18th to 19th place.
Happiness has declined the most drastically in the past ten years in the 108th placed Venezuela, currently in political crisis.