On Her Shoulders (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

On Her Shoulders (2018)

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Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing but vital crusade: to find the most influential platforms in the world and speak out on behalf of the embattled Yazidi community who face mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia must now relentlessly recount on radio shows, at rallies, and even on the floor of the United Nation's general assembly her ordeal as a Yazidi sex slave and witness to her family's brutal killings. Though excruciating, she forces herself to revisit these realities again and again. For without her testimony, the genocide happening right in front of the world's eyes might go completely unnoticed.

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Critic Reviews for On Her Shoulders

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Director Alexandria Bombach avoids the details of Murad's brutal captivity, showing instead the intense pressure and responsibility the 23-year-old feels as a spokesperson for her people.

March 29, 2018 | Full Review…

Festivals like Sundance offer many films about activism and politics and human rights, but Alexandria Bombach's documentary On Her Shoulders feels decidedly different.

January 26, 2018 | Full Review…

Being in the same room with Nadia says enough in the very powerful On Her Shoulders, even when she is alone with her thoughts.

January 23, 2018 | Full Review…

People like Nadia can't fix the world, but this vital documentary is proof that it's heroic enough just to be heard.

January 22, 2018 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

A compelling look at the toll activism takes.

January 21, 2018 | Full Review…

On Her Shoulders is painfully aware of the toll Murad's work takes upon her, and director Bombach makes sure we are, too.

April 26, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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