On Her Shoulders Reviews

Page 2 of 3
November 16, 2018
... as a story about a person who happens to have found herself living as a politician, it's a powerful piece of work.
November 2, 2018
This is the rare, uncanny film that genuinely puts you in the shoes of its subject.
November 1, 2018
It would almost be absurd if it weren't so deadly serious.
November 1, 2018
Director Alexandria Bombach doesn't settle for simple biography, instead weaving through the film a deft, sobering commentary about the limitations of political action and the tendency of mass media to unintentionally rob advocates of their voices.
October 31, 2018
"On Her Shoulders" is a moving, sensitive portrayal of a woman - and a people's - perseverance.
October 31, 2018
Its subject compels throughout.
October 29, 2018
On Her Shoulders is a cleverly made portrait of a person desperate to move on with her life but fated to keep re-living her past horrors.
October 28, 2018
The inspiring spiritual odyssey of a young Yazidi woman who has brought hope to her people.
October 24, 2018
Like its subject's life, Alexandria Bombach's On Her Shoulders is a sometimes wearying blur of formal meetings, press appearances and glad-handing encounters with well-meaning officials.
October 24, 2018
The film stands out by serving as a subtle exposé of the media circus-and political theatrics-that clutter the terrain of modern-day advocacy work.
October 24, 2018
On Her Shoulders is an intimate, empathetic documentary, made with discretion and power.
October 21, 2018
Films can be more than one thing, and this documentary rightfully gets to have its cake and eat it, too, doing so without any irony or hypocrisy.
October 19, 2018
While "On Her Shoulders" feels triumphant in how it demonstrates the power of persistence and grace under immeasurable pressure, it's even stronger in what it suggests can happen when we listen in the first place.
October 19, 2018
The film's final image is nothing short of stunning.
October 19, 2018
Moviegoers can share Nadia's frustration at a seemingly hopeless mess of sociopolitical inertia and bureaucratic red tape. It's both insightful and relevant.
October 19, 2018
Harrowing portrait of brave role model has mature themes.
October 19, 2018
We see this movie to learn who the young Nobel Peace Prize winner is, but in the end, it is about her challenging us to learn who we are.
October 18, 2018
Powerful documentary provides an intimate perspective on the oppression and sexual abuse of the Yazidi minority in Iraq.
October 18, 2018
Alexandria Bombach's direction and editing are exceptional; she captures images that are both subtle and formidable.
October 15, 2018
Remarkably candid portrait of a reluctant human rights icon and activist.
Page 2 of 3