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On Her Shoulders + Discussion

Alexandria Bombach / United States / 2018 / 94 mins / English, Arabic with English subtitles / Documentary

“An essential portrait of the strength required to speak up.”
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 demeanour, 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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Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI)
Melbourne

FESTIVAL SELECTION
Sundance Film Festival 2018
South by Southwest 2018
Human Rights Watch Film Festival 2018

AWARDS
US Documentary Directing Award, Sundance Film Festival 2018
Nominee, Independent Spirit Award for Best Documentary 2019

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