On Her Shoulders
With post-screening filmmaker Q&A

Alexandria Bombach

Director, On Her Shoulders

Moderated by Justin Connolly

Senior Director, Southern California, Human Rights Watch

October 24, 2018 7:10 PM    Screening

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Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings—from giving testimony before the UN 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.

Nadia is a human rights activist. She is the 2018 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, the recipient of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize and the Sakharov Prize and the UN’s first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking. She has also received the Clinton Global Citizen Award, Peace Prize from the United Nations Association of Spain and was named 2016 Woman of the Year by Glamour Magazine. Since 2015, Nadia has been working to bring ISIS before the International Criminal Court on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity.

After the film there will be a Q&A with director, cinematographer and editor Alexandria Bombach. It will be moderated by Justin Connolly, Senior Director of Southern California, Human Rights Watch. 

Alexandria Bombach is an award-winning cinematographer, editor, and director from Santa Fe, New Mexico. Her work includes Frame by Frame, Common Ground, MoveShake and the Pulitzer Center-supported New York Times Op-Doc, Afghanistan by Choice

Justin Connolly joined Human Rights Watch (HRW) in 2010 as Director of Southern California to assist HRW’s Los Angeles and Santa Barbara Committees in their missions of outreach, advocacy and fundraising. In addition, as HRW’s Southern California Spokesman, he presents the organization’s findings to public officials, and in speeches and panels.

To watch the movie trailer, please click here.
Language: English, Arabic with English subtitles 
Runtime: 1 hr 35 minutes 

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