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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

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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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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Powerful & Important
9 December 2018 | by leanne-97See all my reviews

By concentrating on the individual we come to understand the many. This beautifully crafted film allows us to learn about the Yazidi genocide while we get to know and admire one of its survivors. The strength of Nadia Murad transcends the horrors perpetrated against the Yazidi and in doing so gives them a much needed victory. The filmmakers clearly had Nadia's trust, they didn't waste the opportunity she gave them. This is a powerful and important film about an inspirational young woman.


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