On Her Shoulders
Opens Jan 14, 2019
January 14-16 Only!
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. One of the fifteen films in consideration for the Best Documentary Oscar. Produced by former Columbia resident Brock Williams.
"An intimate, empathetic documentary, made with discretion and power." (Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times)