The documentary “On Her Shoulders” follows the story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi who survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to the world with the help of renowned human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the international stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people's good intentions.
About the speakers:
Murad Ismael worked as a translator for Nadia Murad. He is also the executive director and a board member of YAZDA, a nonprofit organization established to support the Yazidi ethno-religious minority group in the United States and the Yazidi homeland in northern Iraq and northeastern Syria. Ismael's motivation is to help genocide victims and raise awareness to protect minorities who have been a subject of persecution based on identity. He received his M.S. and M.C.E degrees from Norwich University and the University of Houston.
Haider Elias is the president of YAZDA and colleague of Nadia Murad.
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