ON HER SHOULDERS
23-year-old activist Nadia Murad has a horrifying personal story to tell. But her ability to relate it is a rare beacon of hope for her minority community of Yazidis. They were targeted by ISIS for systemic rapes and genocidal violence. As one of the few Yazidis who speaks to the Western press, Nadia carries their hopes on her shoulders. Filmmaker Alexandria Bombach takes a different, more intimate approach than most human rights documentaries, reflecting on what it means to carry a profound responsibility. Courtesy of Oscilloscope Laboratories/RYOT.
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Section:Short List: Features
Themes:Human RightsInternationalMiddle EastPoliticsReligionWarWomen DirectorsWomen/Girls
Director: Alexandria Bombach
Producer: EP Bryn Mooser, EP Matt Ippolito, EP Adam Bardach, EP Marie Therese Guirgis, Producer Hayley Pappas, Producer Brock Williams
Cinematographer: Alexandria Bombach
Editor: Alexandria Bombach
Music: Patrick Jonsson
Running Time: 94
Language: English, Kurdish, and Arabic