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On Her Shoulders (2018)

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Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

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Alexandria Bombach

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Hishyar Abid (Translation), Nawaf Ashur (Translation) | 3 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Nadia Murad ... Herself
Murad Ismael Murad Ismael ... Himself
Simone Monasebian Simone Monasebian ... Herself
Michelle Rempel Michelle Rempel ... Herself
Borys Wrzesnewskyj Borys Wrzesnewskyj ... Himself
Ahmed Khudida Burjus Ahmed Khudida Burjus ... Himself
Amal Clooney ... Herself
Luis Moreno Ocampo Luis Moreno Ocampo ... Himself
Barack Obama ... Himself
Ki-moon Ban ... Himself
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Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people.

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USA

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English | Arabic

Release Date:

6 December 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Na jej barkach See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,374, 21 October 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$27,767, 2 December 2018
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RYOT Films See more »
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Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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A Difficult Journey
23 April 2019 | by westsideschlSee all my reviews

Update 4/23/19): The U.S. (i.e.Trump & naturally joined by Russia, China) threatened to veto a strong UN Security resolution (Nadia spoke in favor of original) providing health & monitoring services on sexual violence acts (e.g. rape) during conflict/war resulting in a weaker watered down version passing.

ISIL or ISIS forces called for the destruction of the entire Yazidi people. Nadia Murad Basee Taha (Like Malala Yousafzai 2014, Nadia is a Nobel Peace Prize co-recipient 2018) witnessed long bearded men, dressed in black, carrying weapons attack her village Kocho (Sinjar District); watched as they took children from their mothers; young girls being raped. Then killing the men, the elderly women as well as most of her family; making her a sex slave (Note: Estimated over 5000 women & female children taken by ISIS - saying Islamic law justifies the revival (of) slavery before the Hour (of Judgement Day). ISIS targeted the Yazidis (Yezidis) because of some shared beliefs with Zoroastrianism and other non-Islamic religions. Nadia, who once just wanted to go to school; do the family farming chores; raise sheep, after escaping in 2014 is now a spokesperson seeking to help Yazidis still scattered throughout the world in refugee camps, and to recover their historic homeland (Note: Like the Kurds they face resistance from Turkey, Iran, Syria, Iraq religious & political interests as each seeks to repress minority populations.) Nadia to world leaders: "You are the ones who can bring hope or create suffering. You are the ones who decide if a girl like me from another part of the world can continue her simple life ... if beheadings, taking women as sex slaves, raping children do not move you - when will you move?"


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