Northwest Film Forum, Seattle – Sunday, October 8th – 12:00 PM

3 BRAVES: Armed with courage and super powers, twelve-year-old Saadi, Amna, and Kamil must rise to the occasion and set out to save their town from the evils that plague it. Watch this first full length CG feature from Pakistan.

Presented in partnership with the Pakistan Association of Greater Seattle (PAGS) and Humanities Washington.

General Admission: $5

3 Braves, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy, 2015, Urdu, 95 min

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A young Mangu, thin yet strong, is caught kidnapping a little girl. He escapes into a tunnel where, unbeknownst to him, lives Baba Balaam, a witch doctor that equips Mangu with evil powers that he uses to control Roshan Basti. This evil energy is exuded through a magical key, which Balaam instructs Mangu to protect with his life.
Ten years has passed since that fateful day and Roshan Basti has been converted to Andher Basti (meaning town of darkness). Mangu has strengthened his iron grip over the town and has employed several thugs who help him to maintain his rule through extortion and terror. The townsfolk now live in fear of Mangu and his thugs and no one is brave enough to stand up to them.

But all that is about to change. Armed with courage and super powers, twelve-year-old Saadi, Amna and Kamil must rise to the occasion and set out to save their town from the evils that plague it.

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Director Bio

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy is an 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 a critical change in their community.

In 2012, Sharmeen set up an independent production house SOCFILMS ( in Karachi that specialises in producing investigative and socially motivated content. She also spearheads Pakistan’s first film animation production house, Waadi Animations  (, which produced Pakistan’s first feature length animated film, 3 Bahadur. 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 honour, 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.

Press & Awards

Montreal Film Festival Montreal, Canada
August 30, 2015
North American Premiere