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Film Fridays: On Her Shoulders (a 2019 duPont-Columbia Award winner)

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Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of exhausting moments, from giving testimony before the U.N., to visiting refugee camps, to soul-bearing media interviews and one-on-one meetings with top government officials. With deep compassion and an elegant eye, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach is a fly on the wall in the fast-paced world of this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of her Yazidi people in Northern Iraq and escaped slavery at the hands of ISIS. Now she bears the burden as a singular beacon of hope for her people. Don’t miss this gorgeous, aching, inspiring film about the newest Nobel Peace Prize winner. Q & A afterwards with filmmaker Alexandria Bombach. Pizza will be served.

Co-sponsored by duPont-Columbia Awards, the Columbia J-School Doc program and the Columbia Oral History Master of Arts.