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On Her Shoulders (2018)

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Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

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Alexandria Bombach

Writers:

Hishyar Abid (Translation), Nawaf Ashur (Translation) | 3 more credits »
6 wins & 11 nominations. See more awards »

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Nadia Murad ... Herself
Murad Ismael Murad Ismael ... Himself
Amal Clooney ... Herself
Ki-moon Ban ... Himself
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Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

20 January 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Na jej barkach See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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RYOT Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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What an extraordinary and inspirational young woman!
4 August 2018 | by richard-1967See all my reviews

We saw this documentary at a recent film festival. It's the story of a young woman named Nadia Murad, who became the symbol of the enslaved Yazidi people of northwestern Iraq. Nadia was able to escape her enslavement but then completely dedicated her life to publicize and try to end the catastrophe that had befallen the Yazidi people.

The film is a "9" but Nadia is definitely a "10+). Anyone who sees this film will be impressed and moved by her perseverance in the face of tragedy, her strength and her courage. Also compelling are those who assist her in her efforts.

The film does not entirely succeed in putting that Yazidi tragedy in context, and does little to explain the unusual history and religious background of the Yazidi people. But this movie is about Nadia and those who help her. And to this extent, by choosing an exemplary person to focus on, the filmmakers have made a fine film very much worth seeing.


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