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Utah Film Center presents: On Her Shoulders

March 27 @ 7:00 PM

On Her Shoulders
Directed by Alexandria Bombach
94 min | 2018 | USA | Not Rated
PPresented in English and Kurdish/Arabic with English subtitles.

Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing but vital crusade: to find the most influential platforms in the world and speak out on behalf of the embattled Yazidi community who face mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia must now relentlessly recount on radio shows, at rallies, and even on the floor of the United Nations’ general assembly her ordeal as a Yazidi sex slave and witness to her family’s brutal killings. Though excruciating, she forces herself to revisit these realities again and again. For without her testimony, the genocide happening right in front of the world’s eyes might go completely unnoticed.

With a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach brings us inside an exhausting, destabilizing journey fraught with personal pain and profound ethical urgency. From the refugee camps in Greece to the gilded halls of power, we observe a woman re-purpose unimaginable trauma into a powerful rallying cry for justice. Description courtesy of Sundance Institute.

Presented in celebration of Women’s History Month in March.

Winner: Directing Award: U.S. Documentary–2018 Sundance Film Festival

Details

Date:
March 27
Time:
7:00 PM
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Venue

Salt Lake City Public Library
210 E. 400 S.
Salt Lake City, UT 84111 United States
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Phone:
801.524.8200
Website:
www.slcpl.org/

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