ON HER SHOULDERS

  • "A compelling look at the toll activism takes."
    -HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
  • "Festivals like Sundance offer many films about activism and politics and human rights, but Alexandria Bombach's documentary ON HER SHOULDERS feels decidedly different."
    -VILLAGE VOICE
  • "People like Nadia can't fix the world, but this vital documentary is proof that it's heroic enough just to be heard."
    -INDIEWIRE

Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life

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Directed by Alexandria Bombach.
USA. 95minutes. 2k Digital Projection.
2018. English and Arabic with Subtitles.

SHOWTIMES

  • Friday, November 9, 2018 - 6:30pm

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