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
  • Original language: English & Arabic
  • Subtitles: English & French

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Director(s):

Alexandria Bombach

Producers:

Hayley Pappas

Brock Williams

World sales:

Cinephil

Duration:

95'

Year:

2018

Production country:

United States

Status:

Swiss Premiere

Dates

Friday 8 March

20h00

Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre

completed

Monday 11 March

18h15

Espace Pitoëff - Grande salle

completed

Tuesday 12 March

20h00

Espace Louis Simon (Gaillard)

completed

Wednesday 13 March

19h00

Salle communale de Satigny

completed

Saturday 16 March

20h00

Théâtre du Bordeau (Saint-Genis-Pouilly)

completed

Sunday 17 March

20h30

Grütli - Salle Simon

completed