New Delhi, Oct. 10 -- "If you want to show little girls the potential of what they can become, an animation film becomes an important tool," says filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, speaking to Lounge from New York. The Pakistani filmmaker has won two Academy awards and three Emmys for her work that puts the spotlight on women's issues and human rights.

On 10 October, the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, her animation short film Sitara will be premiered and hosted by Gucci's global campaign Chime for Change in New York. It will coincide with the launch of the Italian luxury brand's initiative, Let Girls Dream, which focusses on the larger global dialogue of ending child marriages in staunchly patriarchal cultures.

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