On Her Shoulders

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Sunday November 11

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4:00 PM  –  6:00 PM

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. NR / 94 min.

This new documentary premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year to universally positive reviews. The subject of the film, Nadia Murad, was just awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her courageous activism on behalf of the Yazidi people. She's the first Iraqi woman in history to receive that honor.