On Her Shoulders

Feature | NR | 94

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Film Info
Section:Documentary Competition
Length:Feature
Genre:Documentary
Run Time:94
Premiere Status:Tennessee Premiere
Rating:NR
Nation:USA
Original Language:English and Kurdish/Arabic
Subtitles:English
Past Festival:Sundance Film Festival
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Alexandria Bombach
Cast:Nadia Murad
Producer:Hayley Pappas | Brock Williams
Cinematographer:Alexandria Bombach
Editor:Alexandria Bombach
Music:Patrick Jonsson

Description

Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing but vital crusade: to find the most influential platforms in the world and speak out on behalf of the embattled Yazidi community who face mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia must now relentlessly recount on radio shows, at rallies, and even on the floor of the United Nation’s general assembly her ordeal as a Yazidi sex slave and witness to her family’s brutal killings. Though excruciating, she forces herself to revisit these realities again and again. For without her testimony, the genocide happening right in front of the world’s eyes might go completely unnoticed.

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