On Her Shoulders

On Her Shoulders

A FILM BY: Alexandria Bombach
WRITTEN BY: Hishyar Abid (Translation), Nawaf Ashur (Translation)
STARRING: Nadia Murad, Murad Ismael, Amal Clooney

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.

In English, Kurdish, & Arabic with partial English subtitles

Technical Information

Production Year: 2018
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 94 mins
Format: DCP