Documentary: On Her Shoulders

SYNOPSIS

Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the U.N. to visiting refugee camps to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life. 

http://www.onhershouldersfilm.com/

DATE AND TIME

Thursday, September 19

7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

DETAILS

Host:

Jefferson-Madison Regional Library

Categories:

Film

LOCATION

Central Library
201 E. Market Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902