Greater Geneva and Western Switzerland

Saint-Genis-Pouilly - On Her Shoulders

Snacks and drinks by the La Cimade association.

8pm: screening of On Her Shoulders, documentary on Nadia Murad, Yezidie, survivor of the Daech violence and Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2018. 
9:30 pm: discussion around the film

WomenJusticeMiddle East

Saturday 16 March


Théâtre du Bordeau (Saint-Genis-Pouilly)


Co-presented with Saint-Genis-Pouilly


Françoise Duroch , director of the research unit of the Swiss section of MSF (UREPH) and specialist in gender-based violence.

Valentina Jamah , intervenante Yézidie, membre de Yazda

Moderated by

Coline De Senarclens , gender expert and radio columnist

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

WomenMiddle East


Alexandria Bombach


Hayley Pappas

Brock Williams

World sales:






Production country:

United States


Swiss Premiere