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"On Her Shoulders" by Alexandria Bombach

Wednesday 20 June, 19:00 (Cinéma Galeries)

Runtime: 94'

To mark World Refugee Day, the United Nations and Caritas Europa present: 'On Her Shoulders'

on her shoulders film coverAfter surviving the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Northern Iraq and escaping sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS, 23-year-old Nadia Murad gave a testimony before the U.N. Security Council that was heard around the world. Nadia suddenly became the face of the Yazidis – a historically persecuted and voiceless religious minority. Despite longing for a normal life away from the spotlight, Nadia takes on the role of an activist in hopes of halting the ongoing genocide and bringing ISIS commanders to justice. Nadia Murad was appointed UNODC Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking on the 16th of September 2016.

For more on the film, click here.

The film will be followed by a panel discussion with:

  • Elizabeth Schaeffer Brown - Co-Producer of 'On Her Shoulders' and Founding Member of Nadia's Initiative
  • Shannon Pfohman - Advocacy and Policy Director, Caritas Europa
  • Sophie Magennis - Acting Regional Representative for the EU Affairs, UNHCR
  • Moderated by Carlos Jimenez - UNRIC

This event is also organised to launch the #whatishome campaign of the Caritas MIND project.*

Followed by a reception, courtesy of the 
United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

drink cineonu reception


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Due to the large number of no-shows, we kindly ask you to register only if you are able to attend our event.

Registration on the night starts at 18:30 - Doors close at 19:15.

The film is in English, Arabic and Kurdish with English subtitles and has a run time of 94 minutes.

** Download the handout **

Ciné-ONU 'On Her Shoulders' film screening partners

*The MIND project has received the financial assistance of the European Union Development Education and Awareness Raising (DEAR) Programme.

**If you do not receive a confirmation of your registration, please first check your spam folder before contacting us at [email protected]

Please note : Seats are allocated on a first come, first served basis & should not be reserved for late-comers

*For health and safety reasons, we reserve the right to refuse entry once we have reached maximum capacity


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