On Her Shoulders Reviews

March 11, 2020
Director Alexandria Bombach (Frame by Frame) shot this documentary portrait of human rights activist Nadia Murad not long before her subject received the Nobel Peace Prize, and the movie argues persuasively that the prize was well deserved.
January 25, 2019
Be ready for tears, on screen and your own.
January 24, 2019
Nadia is shown always surrounded by crowds, almost crushed by them. But her utter loneliness is heartbreaking.
January 23, 2019
On Her Shoulders is close to being awful.
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 24, 2018
On Her Shoulders is an intimate, empathetic documentary, made with discretion and power.
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
Alexandria Bombach's direction and editing are exceptional; she captures images that are both subtle and formidable.
March 29, 2018
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.
January 26, 2018
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 23, 2018
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 22, 2018
A heartbreaking film.
January 22, 2018
A compelling look at the toll activism takes.
January 22, 2018
People like Nadia can't fix the world, but this vital documentary is proof that it's heroic enough just to be heard.