Despite many odds and challenges, women of Pakistan are carving their path towards success and recognition. With Oscar-winning documentary films “Saving Face” and “The Girl on the River”, filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is once again attempting to change perceptions about the women of Pakistan. “Dream Big Pakistan” aims to highlight the commitment, hard-work and persistence of our women in the face of many social and cultural adversities. It is a short film series chronicling inspiring Pakistani women from across different sports participating in Olympics 2016.
19-year-old Lianna Swan represented Pakistan at the Rio Olympics 2016 as a wild card entrant while Minhal Sohail, Pakistan’s first female sports shooter also participated for the first time.
Check out the first short film of the “Dream Big Pakistan” series released by SOC Films:
Lianna specialises in breaststroke and freestyle and currently holds 7 national records in swimming for Pakistan. Having competed in the Asian Games, the Fina World Cup (Dubai 2011), Fina World Aquatics Championships (Barcelona 2013) and the FINA World Championships August 2015, held in Kazan- Russia, Lianna has been representing Pakistan internationally since 2010. Most recently, she won the Gold Medal at the South Asian Games held in India in February 2016.
With Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy at the helm, the documentary series has been conceptualized, directed and produced by SOC Films. “These short-films celebrate Pakistani women who dare to dream. We at SOC Films are excited to share their stories with Pakistan,” she said.