‘A Girl in the River’ nominated for 60th Peabody Awards

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s documentary A Girl In The River has been nominated at the 60th Peabody Awards, revealed the filmmaker in a Facebook post.

A Girl In The River is the story of a young survivor of an honour killing attempt.

The film has been nominated in the Documentary category alongside a diverse range of works including ESPN’s biographical O.J.: Made in America, Netflix’s Audrie & Daisy (an examination of the ripple effect of sexual crimes against two teen girls), NYTimes.com’s 4.1 Miles (the story of a coast guard captain on a small Greek island who was suddenly charged with saving thousands of refugees from drowning at sea) and BBC News Online’s investigative Islamic State’s Most Wanted.

The winning documentaries will be announced on April 18.

The Peabody Awards recognise the best in television, radio, internet broadcasting, producing organisations and individuals. Jurors chose 60 finalists out of 1,200 entries from television, radio and the web. The 30 Peabody Award winners and finalists will be celebrated at a gala event on Saturday, May 20 at Cipriani in New York.

Other Pakistani productions to have been honoured at the Peabody Awards include Burka Avenger, the children’s series featuring a burka-clad female superhero, which won in 2014.