Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is a 2x-Academy and Emmy Award winning documentary filmmaker. Her work centers on human rights and women’s issues. She has worked with refugees and marginalized communities from Saudi Arabia to Syria and from Timor Leste to the Philippines.
By bringing their voices to the forefront, she has often helped them bring about critical change in their communities. Sharmeen has made over a dozen, multi-award-winning films in over 10 countries around the world.
In 2012, TIME magazine included Sharmeen in their annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. That same year, the Pakistani government awarded her a Hilal-e-Imtiaz, a state honor, for her services to Arts and Culture. In 2013, the Canadian government awarded Sharmeen a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal for her work in the field of documentary films and the World Economic Forum honored her with a Crystal Award at their annual summit in Davos.
In 2014, the Asia Society in New York honored her with an Asia Game Changer Award which recognized 12 individuals making a positive difference for the future of Asia and the world.
Perri hosts two radio shows on the SiriusXM Network: “The Perri Peltz Show” and "Doctor Radio Reports.” Her earlier work as a television news journalist includes serving as a reporter and anchor for WNBC, a contributor for NBC’s “Dateline,” an anchor at MSNBC, a news correspondent for ABC’s “20/20,” and an anchor for CNN.