On Her Shoulders

Director: Alexandria Bombach
Starring: Nadia Murad
Duration: 94 min

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.

Club and Group screenings

Tue 18th Jun 20.50 True Stories: - A season of films exploring true stories: from individuals challenging society’s dominant cultural and political stories, no matter the risk to their own liberty; looking in from the outside at those seeking to sow stories of fear; artists telling stories on film, canvas and landscapes; and stories of death-defying courage in acts from the pioneering to the everyday. Playing across all Picturehouse cinemas from June to September. Refugee Week.: for 2019 Refugee Week explores the themes ‘You, me and those who came before’.

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