On Her Shoulders (12A)
Sun 26 Nov 4800 - Sun 26 Nov 7600
£7* | £5* students/under 25s | 3 films for £18*
Dir. Alexandria Bombach
2018, 95 mins, USA
Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murads life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakingsfrom 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 Nadias 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.