On Her Shoulders

Release Date: October 19th, 2018

Not Yet Rated |1 hr 34 min

Plot Summary

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi genocide and ISIS sexual slavery survivor, is determined to tell her story. As her journey leads down paths of advocacy and fame, she becomes the voice of her people and their best hope to spur the world to action.

Cast: Nadia Murad, Amal Clooney

Director: Alexandria Bombach

Genres: Documentary

Production Co: RYOT Films

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    Less a portrait of accidental activist Nadia Murad than a sensitive witnessing of the way she has endured life in the public eye, Alexandria Bombach's On Her Shoulders is passionately attentive to the plight of the Yazidis while making broader observations about the call to public service. show more

  • 90
    Tim GriersonScreen International

    The result is that rare documentary that works equally effectively on the head and the heart, only making Murad’s heroism more remarkable in the process. show more

  • 85
    Maria GarciaFilm Journal International

    Bombach’s respectful distance from her subject allows the audience to see in a way that one does watching a Robert Bresson film; in the slowly unfolding narrative, stripped of drama but not of emotion, Nadia’s spirit emerges. show more

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