News and Stories - Gender equality - 10 April 2019

On Her Shoulders Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

On Her Shoulders Human Rights Arts & Film Festival

This May we’re partnering with the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival to present Sundance Award-winning film, On Her Shoulders.

“An essential portrait of the strength required to speak up.” — INDIEWIRE

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


Tickets can be purchased via the Human Rights Arts & Film Festival website

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