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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

Writers:

Hishyar Abid (Translation), Nawaf Ashur (Translation) | 3 more credits »
9 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Nadia Murad ... Herself
Murad Ismael Murad Ismael ... Himself
Amal Clooney ... Herself
Ki-moon Ban ... Himself
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Simone Monasebian Simone Monasebian ... Herself
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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

6 December 2018 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Na jej barkach See more »

Filming Locations:

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

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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This is a film that we all need to see.
12 November 2018 | by fernandojpolancoSee all my reviews

I strongly disagree with the review by "JustCuriosity", in fact--and with an abundant amount of concrete evidence--I believe this film depicts Nadia, the Yazidis immense struggle and how the international community failed the Yazidis very accurately. This film corroborates so much of what the global community and news media has already shared with the public, and shows the watching audience a side that was completely missed by them as well. The "JustCuriosity" reviewer missed the point of this film and didn't understand the undertones in which it conveyed to the audience: I do not want to spoil it for anyone but this isn't a fictional story so it's quite simply to research this topic before watching the film to get a picture of what is happening (and what happened) with the Yazidis genocide. Instead of listing all the evidence for this film's precise depiction I suggest you go and watch it and see for yourself. This is the best documentary I have ever seen. Period.


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