This film was part of the 2018 Camden International Film Festival

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On Her Shoulders

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.

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Film Details

Title: On Her Shoulders
Year: 2018
Director: Alexandria Bombach
Producer: Hayley Pappas, Brock Williams
Country: United States
Runtime: 95 mins
Category: Features

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