Pakistani Norwegian female filmmaker Iram Huq makes it to Oscar
OSLO - Pakistani-Norwegian filmmaker Iram Haq’s directorial ‘What Will People Say’ has been chosen as an entry from Norway for the category from which Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy had previously bagged two Oscars for Pakistan.
While this comes as a massive feat for the director, she considers telling a moving story to a wide audience, a bigger achievement than an award.
“When I started making the film, the most important thing for me was to tell a story in an utmost honest manner. And as an individual, I strongly believe that art is never a competition,” she states. [image: an image]
“Of course, it is a big honour for me that my film has been chosen but I want to say that it is not possible to compete in art. Reaching out to people with a story is important,” she adds.
The film centers on the life of a young girl who encounters the numerous socio-cultural dissimilarities along her journey while also enduring a grim relationship with her parents.