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After launching her Aagahi series last year, two-time Oscar filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy has released the fifth animated short film from the series, titled Talaq and Khula.

Part of the series — which is a public service campaign aiming to educate women about their legal rights in Pakistan — the fifth animated short film, ‘Talaq and Khula’ outlines the processes of getting a divorce in Pakistan.

The video with a voice-over by Aamina Sheikh explains how the groom may delegate the right to Talaq to the bride through the Nikahnama. In case, the husband doesn’t grant his wife with this right, she can still seek a Khula, i.e. apply for a divorce through the family court.

Illuminating the twelve grounds for applying for a Khula – which many are unaware of whilst seeking a divorce, the video provides information which may help women have safer proceedings through the situation without having to go societal pressures.

Aagahi is a series of 14 short animated films conceptualized — produced and directed by SOC Films, and helmed by Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy — which cover topics such as the law, its interpretation, and the safety that it provides to the victim. This will also include the legislation, as stated in the Pakistan Penal Code, and the various case laws, which have been passed or revised in recent years.

Check out the video here: