On Her Shoulders

9 wins & 15 nominations, including:

Hamburg FF 2018 – Best Political Film

BiograFF 2018 – Nominee: Best Film Unipol Award

Hot Docs Canadian Int'l Doc Fest 2018 – Best Documentary for Schools Award

Sundance 2018 – Best Director

Sundance 2018 – Nominee: Grand Jury Prize

National Board of Review, USA 2018 – Freedom of Expression Award

Cinema Eye Honors Awards, US 2019 – The Unforgettables

Dokufest Int'l Doc and Short FF 2018 – Human Rights Award

Heartland Int'l FF 2018 – Grand Prize for Documentary Feature

SXSW FF 2018 – Chicken & Egg Award

Camden Int'l FF 2018 – Harrell Award for Best Documentary Feature

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. A retiring girl who was perfectly happy with her community until terror arrived and she saw so many of her people – an ancient dualist religious order going back into the mists of time -exterminated while the world took little notice. In the company of Yazidi activist Murad Ismael, she journeys to the UN and beyond to be the representative of her people. She is a remarkable, direct and Saintly presence within a world too used to looking the other way.

International Feature
Cape Town
Mon 10 / 8.30pm
Wed 12 June / 6.15pm
Sun 16 June / 6.15pm
Thu 13 June / 8.45pm
Alexandria Bombach
97 minutes
English, Arabic
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