BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Checkpoints - Competition
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On Her Shoulders

USA/ 2018/ 1 t. 34 min.
Nadia Murad
Alexandria Bombach
Alexandria Bombach
Hayley Pappas, Brock Williams
The voice of the voiceless

In 2014 ISIL kidnapped Nadia Murad from her village in northern Iraq and turned her into a sex slave. Murad belongs to the Yazidi, a religious minority which ISIL has made the subject of persecution and genocide. After escaping, Murad has made it her mission to be the voice of the voiceless Yazidi who are still in captivity, but for a victim of war and severe trauma this is no easy task. ON HER SHOULDERS is an eye-opening documentary about courage, dignity and the sacrifice of one activist for the sake of the greater cause.

Alexandria Bombach

Alexandria Bombach (USA) Filmography: FRAME BY FRAME (2015)