Co-directors Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, whose film Saving Face won the Oscar for Best Documentary Short at the 2012 Academy Awards, take questions at a post-screening Q&A with Asia Society's La Frances Hui."
La Frances Hui
La Frances Hui is film curator of Asia Society in New York. She has curated major filmmaker retrospectives and series featuring cinemas of China, Thailand, Iran, among others. A seasoned interviewer, she has led on-stage conversations with filmmakers including Jia Zhangke, Ang Lee, Apichatpong Weerasethakul and John Woo.
Daniel is an Oscar and Emmy nominated documentary filmmaker with an extraordinary ability to elicit genuine emotion and create empathy with his audience. His feature films include: Chiefs – Winner of the Tribeca Film Festival and broadcast on PBS, Iron Ladies of Liberia – Premiered at the Toronto Film Festival and aired on PBS, BBC and 50 other broadcasters, and They Killed Sister Dorothy – Audience and Jury Winner of South by Southwest Film Festival, broadcast on HBO and Emmy nominated for outstanding long-form investigative journalism. Junge has made over a dozen other films and television programs, including The Last Campaign of Governor Booth Gardner, nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Short. Recently, Daniel has taken his filmmaking talents into the commercial world with the award-winning branded film Why We Fly for Frontier Airlines, a series of anti-smoking broadcast PSAs for the state of Wyoming, and new projects for CenturyLink and Steelcase.
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an Academy Award and Emmy Award winning documentary ﬁlmmaker. Sharmeen has made over a dozen award-winning ﬁlms in over 10 countries around the world. Her films include Children of the Taliban (with Dan Edge), The Lost Generation (about Iraqi exiles) and Afghanistan Unveiled. Her work has taken her around the world, where she has filmed and worked with refugees, women's advocacy groups and human rights defenders. By bringing their voices to the outside world, she has often helped them bring about a critical change in their community. In 2012, Time magazine included her in the magazine’s annual list of the 100 most inﬂuential people in the world. Obaid-Chinoy helped found the Citizens Archive of Pakistan, a nonprofit, volunteer organization that fosters and promotes community-wide interest in the culture and history of Pakistan. Citizens Archive works with thousands of children, teaching critical thinking skills and instilling a sense of pride about their history and identity.