On Her Shoulders

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On Her Shoulders


Saturday Dec 22 01:00 PM
Saturday Dec 22 07:30 PM
Sunday Dec 23 07:00 PM
Thursday Dec 27 01:00 PM
Friday Dec 28 01:00 PM
Friday Dec 28 07:30 PM
Saturday Dec 29 04:00 PM
Sunday Dec 30 04:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Directed by Alexandria Bomback. USA. 2018. 94 min.

Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings, from giving a testimony before the UN to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and the precision and elegance that matches the 23-year-old’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.

Nadia Murad is a human rights activist. She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2018 along with Denis Mukwege for “their efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war and armed conflict.” She was the recipient of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize and the Sakharov Prize, and the UN’s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. She has also received the Clinton Global Citizen Award, Peace Prize from the United Nations Association of Spain, and was named 2016 Woman of the Year by Glamour Magazine. Since 2015, Nadia has been working to bring ISIS before the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

Read The Washington Post review.

Read The RogerEbert.com review.

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