On Her Shoulders
  • 25th Jan 2019
  • 1 hr 34 mins

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.

Cast
Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney
Director
Alexandria Bombach
Genre
Documentary