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The Foreigner Emmy win for Norwegian-Pakistani. Deeyah Khan won the 2013 Emmy for Best International Documentary Film. The ceremony was hosted in New York City on Tuesday. “I am completely overwhelmed. We came to New York to celebrate the film being nominated. I had no expectations for anything else. Now I’m just in shock,” stated Ms. Khan. The 36-year-old director from Oslo won the prestigious award for her documentary ‘Banaz: A love story’. The film sets its focus on the honor killing of the young south London Kurdish-British woman by her father, uncle, and family friends. Ms Khan resides in the metropolis.

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Emmy win for Norwegian-Pakistani

Published on Thursday, 3rd October, 2013 at 13:36 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

Deeyah Khan won the 2013 Emmy for Best International Documentary Film. The ceremony was hosted in New York City on Tuesday.



“I am completely overwhelmed. We came to New York to celebrate the film being nominated. I had no expectations for anything else. Now I’m just in shock,” stated Ms. Khan.

The 36-year-old director from Oslo won the prestigious award for her documentary ‘Banaz: A love story’. The film sets its focus on the honor killing of the young south London Kurdish-British woman by her father, uncle, and family friends. Ms Khan resides in the metropolis.

“In many ways, this is her prize. I am so grateful to be able to honor her in this way,” expressed Ms. Khan.

The documentary took Ms. Khan three years to complete. It was first shown on UK channel ITV in 2011. She stated that she had found it difficult to find people who wanted to discuss Banaz.

“No one would talk about her. She had no friends who came forward. The family was silent. The only one who spoke was her sister. It was only when I came across a box of video tapes from the police’s interrogation room that I saw her and heard her story,” Aftenposten reported Ms. Khan as saying.

This is the second Norwegian production of all time that has been honored with the television industry’s most prestigious award. In February, the company Fableaktiv was awarded an Emmy for their children’s program ‘Energikampen’.

“It’s quite an achievement and incredibly nice to receive the documentary award: Deeyah Khan won within a huge category,” expressed producer Arne Halvorsen.

Outgoing Minister of Culture Hadia Tajik, whose parents are from Pakistan, also congratulated Ms. Khan.

Nina Refseth, Director for the Norwegian Film Institute, did too.

“Norway has a new generation of filmmakers who tell other people’s stories. Both Deeyah Khan and Iram Haq, the woman behind Norway’s Oscar contender for next year, have a slightly unconventional perspective that appeals internationally,” she declared.  

‘Banaz: A love story’ has received a number of honors and awards in the past year. The documentary was made by Ms. Khan’s own production company, Fuuse, which is registered in Norway. 

Deeyah Khan is also known as artist Deepika in Norway. She moved to London after being harassed because of this career by members of the Norwegian-Pakistani community, amongst others.



Published on Thursday, 3rd October, 2013 at 13:36 under the news category, by Linn Schjerven.

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