Saturday, 23 January 2021

UN in your language

"On Her Shoulders" by Alexandria Bombach

Monday, 4 February, 18:00

Runtime: 94'

The United Nations and Irish Aid  present: 'On Her Shoulders'

on her shoulders eire screeningAfter 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:


Followed by a reception

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Registration on the night starts at 17:30 - No late admission.

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

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On Her Shoulders - Trailer

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