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Cheyenne East High Graduate Wins The Academy Award

Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Daniel Junge at Oscars (Jason Merritt/Getty)

Have you ever wanted to win an Academy Award?

A Cheyenne East High School graduate picked up an Oscar last night at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid- Chinov won the Best Documentary (short subject) trophy for ‘Saving Face.’

The documentary focuses on the more than 100 people attacked with acid every year in Pakistan, most of them women. ‘Saving Face’ will air in early March on HBO.

Daniel Junge is the son of Mark and Ardath Junge of Cheyenne and attributes his success to his experiences at Cheyenne East High according to an article in the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.

TBTV at East game me my start in filmmaking and the foundation in media making that I use to this day,” Junge told the newspaper. “Growing up in Wyoming, having a state historian and teacher as parents, is as good as any background you could have for a filmmaker. I owe more than a little bit of my success to those factors.”

Junge is currently working on several projects, including a film about a school for delinquent boys in Jamaica that helped give girth to reggae music and one looking at the link between Christianity and Ultimate Fighting.

Find more information about ‘Saving Face,’ the 2012 Academy Award winning documentary here.

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