WEB DESK: Two-time Academy Award winner Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy is on the roll- Again. This time ‘A Journey of a Thousand Miles: Peacekeepers’ directed by Chinoy and Film maker Geeta Gandbhir won a humanrights awards in Riverrun International Film Festival on Sunday.
— Sharmeen Obaid (@sharmeenochinoy) April 17, 2016
It follows the stories of three Bangladeshi policewomen who served with the UN peacekeeping mission to Haiti in the aftermath of the devastating 2010 earthquake.
‘Their training is inadequate, to say the least. Adding to the volatile situation are the local perceptions that the UN has overstayed its welcome, and that foreign troops are responsible for the cholera epidemic that has been killing Haitians by the thousands since the earthquake,’ describes Toronto International Film Festival’s website.