TCF Canada presents "Song of Lahore" with Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy!
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The Citizens Foundation (TCF) Canada is pleased to host a spectacular evening with the Oscar and Emmy award-winning Director, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, for the screening of her documentary, “Song of Lahore.”
About the Director
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, an advocate for women empowerment and an ardent supporter of TCF, has worked with marginalized communities to bring their voices to the forefront facilitating change. She has made over two dozen multi-award winning films in over 16 countries and has contributed significantly to socially-motivated content.
In 2012, Time Magazine included Sharmeen in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded her with the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal and the World Economic Forum honored her with a Crystal Award at their annual summit in Davos. Moreover, in 2017 the International Center for Journalists awarded her the Knight International Journalism Award for her work that led to legislative change.
Song of Lahore (2015) – Watch Trailer
Song of Lahore focuses on the traditional music community of Lahore, placing the spotlight on Sachal Studios and charters the ensemble’s journey to reclaim and reinvigorate the art that was once lost in adverse times. It takes you on a soul-stirring venture as they perform with their sitar and tabla reinterpretations of jazz standards with Wynton Marsalis at the Lincoln Center in New York.
Opportunity to meet Sharmeen up close and personal and be able to see one of her most widely acclaimed documentary!
Complimentary tour of Aga Khan Museum, a beautiful platform to witness unique insights and perspectives into Islamic civilizations and contemplate on the cultural threads that weave through history
Chance to meet like-minded professionals and entrepreneurs through our networking session
Learn about TCF from its inception and how it is shaping millions of underprivileged children into agents of positive change!