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Grand Genève et Suisse romande

Gaillard - On Her Shoulders

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

WomenJusticeMiddle East

Tuesday 12 March


Espace Louis Simon (Gaillard)

Co-presented with Gaillard and La Cause des Femmes


Nelly Staderini , référente médicale - Santé de la reproduction - MSF

Dr. Jan Ilhan Kizilhan , psychological and medical head of the special Program who brought in Germany 1100 women and children who were kidnapped by ISIS. Nadia Murad was one on them.

Valentina Jamah , intervenante Yézidie, membre de Yazda

Moderated by

Dalya Mitri , chercheuse diplômée

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