On Her Shoulders

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1 Hr. 47 Min.

2018
Screening format: DCP
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At the age of 21, Nadia Murad (a member of the Yazidi religious minority) was kidnapped and enslaved by ISIS, subjected to rape and abuse before she miraculously escaped. Many of her fellow Yazidis were not so lucky, so Nadia tirelessly campaigns to politicans and lawmakers in an effort to bring awareness to their plight—relitigating the horrors she endured endlessly yet refusing to buckle under the pressure of representing an entire people, a profound and inspiring portrait of quiet poise in the face of unimaginable pressure.

 

FILM SPONSOR: The Women's Center

Community Partners: Marquette University Center for Peacemaking, Marquette University Office of International Education, Human Trafficking Task Force of Milwaukee


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