Armed with Faith, a short film tells the tells the story of the lives of the brave Pakistani men of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Bomb Defusal Squad won an Emmy at the Annual award show this year!
The 40th edition of the awards were presented Tuesday night at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall in New York. The win was also announced on their Twitter handle with a tweet that read, “The Emmy for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary goes to the World Channel for Doc World, “Armed With Faith.”
The Emmy for Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary goes to World Channel for Doc World, Armed With Faith,” the organisers tweeted.
— News & Doc Emmys (@newsemmys) September 24, 2019
And this happened tonight…a #NewsEmmys win(!) for ARMED WITH FAITH from our series #DocWorld. Congratulations 🎉 to @awfthefilm and all the teams who worked tirelessly for making this the Outstanding Politics and Government Documentary. pic.twitter.com/nHyaTmTZ5H
— WORLD Channel (@worldchannel) September 25, 2019
The two-time Academy Award winner and three-time Emmy Award winner, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, also the co-producer of the documentary, took to Facebook to express her thought: “Asad Faruqi came to work with me many many moons ago as a photographer at The Citizens Archive of Pakistan. He was passionate and eager to learn and the best kind of student!” she wrote. “Today he won his first Emmy as a director. I cannot be more proud of who he is and what he’s accomplished,” she gushed on.
Watch the documentary here: