Wednesday, 20 January 2021

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The United Nations and The Lux Film Festival present

'On Her Shoulders' and 'Under The Wire'

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.

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Under the Wire, film coverOn 13 February 2012 war-correspondent Marie Colvin and photographer Paul Conroy entered war-ravaged Syria to cover the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Homs, under attack by the Syrian army. Only one of them returned. Based on Conroy’s book Under the Wire, the film is a gripping account of the triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming adversity.

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LUX Film Festival

The Luxembourg City Film Festival is the country’s official film festival. With this in mind, it is committed to presenting high-quality, exclusive content of undeniable artistic value, featuring a vast panorama of international contemporary fiction and documentary films, special screenings, Luxembourgish productions and a young audiences programme.


UNESCO is the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. It seeks to build peace through international cooperation in Education, the Sciences and Culture. UNESCO's programmes contribute to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals defined in Agenda 2030, adopted by the UN General Assembly in 2015.


The Luxembourg Association for the United Nations (ALNU) has given itself a mission since its creation in 1946 to promote and support the principles and activities of the United Nations as an actor in the civil society in Luxembourg. The projects and activities of the ALNU are mainly focused on youth training, awareness raising and promotion in relation to some of the main themes in the field of peace, human rights and sustainable environment.


Mr Toilet, The World's #2 Man - Trailer

To mark World Toilet Day, the United Nations presents: 'Mr Toilet, The World's #2 Man'.