On Her Shoulders (2018) - Rotten Tomatoes

On Her Shoulders (2018)

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Critic Consensus: On Her Shoulders traces one woman's incredible journey to offer an inside look at modern political advocacy - and a challenge to viewers yearning to effect their own change.

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Twenty-three-year-old Nadia Murad's life is a dizzying array of exhausting undertakings-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 a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia's calm and steely demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaped the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people, even when at times she longs to lay aside this monumental burden and simply have an ordinary life.

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Be ready for tears, on screen and your own.

January 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
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Nadia is shown always surrounded by crowds, almost crushed by them. But her utter loneliness is heartbreaking.

January 24, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

On Her Shoulders is close to being awful.

January 23, 2019 | Rating: 1/5 | Full Review…

"On Her Shoulders" is a moving, sensitive portrayal of a woman - and a people's - perseverance.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

Its subject compels throughout.

October 31, 2018 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

On Her Shoulders is an intimate, empathetic documentary, made with discretion and power.

October 23, 2018 | Full Review…

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