Activist Zeenat Khan’s short film wins International award
A brave woman from Malakand, Zeenat Khan won an International award for her short film ‘She Stand Against Religious Extremism’ in the interfaith harmony category. The short film has sponsored by the US-based nonprofit organisation “Empowerment Women Media,” (EWM).
In a ceremony recently held in Islamabad, Zeenat Khan received a cash prize of $3,000 for taking part in the “Women Empowerment and Religious Freedom Film competition.” She has spent the last 12 years promoting women’s rights and religious tolerance. She also started Gender Lens, a platform for young people advocating for women’s rights.
Zeenat’s short film is based on the true account of a young Pakistani woman who, in a war-zone area, starts a dialogue with every religious group she encounters, meets young people, and convinces them to strive for peace. The main purpose behind the short film is to promote interfaith harmony and give a message of peace and love. The film also highlights the sectarian issues which can be solved with dialogue.
The short film will be screened in October 2022, at the International Religious Freedom (IRF) summit in Washington, DC.