Title:  On Her Shoulders
Category:  Documentary Feature
Length:  94 Minutes
Filmmaker(s):  Alexandria Bombach
Year:  2018
Country:  Canada, Germany, Greece, USA


Showing:
Armory - Fri 3:00 PM (4/13)
Oregon Premiere

After surviving the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaping sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS, 23-year-old Nadia Murad testified before the U.N. Security Council and was thereupon thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her historically persecuted people. Though she longs for a normal life away from the spotlight, Nadia courageously repeats her harrowing story in the hopes of halting the ongoing genocide and bringing ISIS to justice. A moving study of the dizzying path Nadia’s life takes–from refugee camps in Greece to soul-bearing media interviews and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with government officials—On Her Shoulders pulls back the curtain from the chaos and public scrutiny and reveals Nadia’s resiliency and resolve no matter the personal cost. Subtitles 
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