Archives - Program 2019

Grand Genève et Suisse romande

Bernex - On Her Shoulders

7 pm: snacks by Niriuk Association
7:30 pm: screening On Her Shoulders, a documentary on Nadia Murad, Yezidi survivor of Daesh’s violence and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate in 2018.
9 pm: discussion around the film

WomenJusticeMiddle East

Wednesday 13 March


Salle communale de Luchepelet (Bernex)

Co-presented wih Bernex


David Cornut , chargé de campagne pour Amnesty International Suisse, spécialiste de la situation de la population yézidie en Irak.

Adiba Qasim , Young Leader in Foreign and Security Policy at the Geneva Center For Security Policy (Yazidi perspective). Freelance journalist from Sinjar, northern Iraq. She covered the stories of ISIS survivors massacre as well as the liberation of cities of Mosul and Sinjar.

Moderated by

Coline De Senarclens , gender expert and radio columnist

This debat is preceded by the movie:

Competition - Creative documentary

On Her Shoulders

By Alexandria Bombach

2018 Nobel Peace Prize winner Nadia Murad survived the genocide and sexual slavery perpetrated by Daesh against the Yazidis. Propelled to the front of the international stage alongside her lawyer Amal Clooney at only 23 years of age, she embodies the voice of a people on the verge of annihilation and tirelessly recounts the horror she suffered, while managing the bureaucracy, media pressure and the world's fascination with her story. Alexandria Bombach, a winner at Sundance, denounces the heavy personal toll paid by women activists.

  • Section Competition - Creative documentary


Alexandria Bombach


  • Hayley Pappas
  • Brock Williams

World sales

  • Cinephil
Swiss Premiere