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On Her Shoulders
Northwest Film Forum
Seattle, WA
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On Her Shoulders
** Co-presented with Seattle Documentary Association (SeaDoc). On Her Shouldersa MUST SEE film for all doc filmmakers is haunting and heavy. It requires immediate processing of what was just witnessed. On January 6th, SeaDoc will facilitate a unique and intimate post-screening conversation. Please join us! **

Nadia Murad, who survived the Yazidi genocide in Iraq and sexual enslavement by ISIL, is in the process of making history. She recently received the Nobel Peace Prize for her work advocating for those who have been systemically raped by armed forces. On Her Shoulders follows Murad through numerous media engagements and political scenarios, alternating between boots-on-the-ground vérité and direct-to-camera interviews about Murads fight for justice and her campaign to raise awareness about what has been happening to her community.

News flash: On Her Shoulders has made the Documentary Feature category shortlist for the 91st Academy Awards®! Official nominations will be announced on Tuesday, January 22, 2019.

,,, Bombach doesnt settle for simple biography, instead weaving through the film a deft, sobering commentary about the limitations of political action and the tendency of mass media to unintentionally rob advocates of their voices.  Tim Grierson, Screen International

The activists life in the West has largely been seen through a particularly voyeuristic side of the press and On Her Shoulders gives her a platform to tell us who and what is really important  we need to listen.  Musanna Ahmed, Film Inquiry


Northwest Film Forum (View)
1515 12th Ave
Seattle, WA 98122
United States




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