24.9. - 3.10.2020

On Her Shoulders USA 2018 | 94 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2018

Alexandria Bombach

ALEXANDRIA BOMBACH comes from Santa Fe and works as a nomadic documentary film-maker. On Her Shoulders is her second feature-length film and won Best Documentary at Sundance.

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DOCUMENTARY The portrait of a genocide survivor who became the symbol of a whole ethnic group. Nadia Murad is 23, an Iraki Yazidi and a survivor of the genocide perpetrated by the so-called Islamic State on her people. She was able to escape captivity and is today one of the most important voices to report on the fate suffered by the Yazidis. Alexandria Bombach accompanies Murad on her campaign for attention and justice. Bombach doesn't solely concentrate on her protagonist's appalling experiences, but also makes clear what a burden her testimony is and how exhausting the struggle for visibility.
Orig. Title: On Her Shoulders
Filmtype: Documentary Feature
Original language: Arabic, English, Kurdish
Section: Veto!
Director: Alexandria Bombach
Producer: Hayley Pappas,Brock Williams
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Patrick Jonsson
Director of Photography: Alexandria Bombach, Karee Maxson, Sam Kretchmar
Production Design:
Editor: Alexandria Bombach, Michael Bucuzzo
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Cinephil
Production: RYOT Films
Contact: Shoshi Korman, Cinephil:


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