Eager to check out some new Oscar winners? The newly minted best documentary short from last night’s 88th Academy Awards ceremony, “A Girl In The River: The Price of Forgiveness,” will be able for HBO subscribers to watch in just one week, on Monday, March 7. The timing of HBO’s exclusive televised debut of the Oscar winner coincides with International Women’s Day, which takes place the following day, March 8.
Thanks to HBO, the masses wil have the opportunity to watch Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy’s short documentary, which tells the astounding story of a young Pakistani woman’s survival of an attempted honor killing by her own family. The discrepancy between the ancient and modern world of Pakistani customs is richly portrayed in the form of a love story that plays out over the course of a one-hour run time.
“A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness” is Obaid-Chinoy’s second Oscar-winning documentary.