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Pakistani-Canadian Oscar Winner Made Earlier Documentary About Missing Aboriginal Women. In related news, Stephen Harper continues to be a piece of shit. →

Pakistani-Canadian filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy won Pakistan’s first Oscar on Sunday, for her documentary Saving Face, which depicts the story of women disfigured by acid attacks.

Lesser-known on the impressive list of productions by the 33-year-old is Highway of Tears, which she made in 2006 about the aboriginal women who have gone missing along Highway 16, the famous stretch of road between Prince George and Prince Rupert in British Columbia.

Tellingly, Prime Minister Stephen Harper congratulated Christopher Plummer for his win as best supporting actor in Beginners, but his statement did not include a word about Obaid-Chinoy. He even congratulated the Canadian tech award winners.

The Huffington Post reports that Obaid-Chinoy could not get funding for Highway of Tears from any Canadian outfits. It was Al Jazeera that finally financed the documentary.

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    Reason number 903452435 of why I dislike Harper. I can’t wait until his term is over. UGH.
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    To be fair to Harper, though (hahaha can’t believe I’m saying that), not many people knew she had a dual citizenship.
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    Harper is a human piece of shit! I’ll never know why people voted for him…
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