Indies at the Avalon: On Her Shoulders
The Avalon Theatre presents a seven-week film series taking place on Wednesday evenings. Our focus on out of the ordinary films is sure to surprise and delight movie-goers. Join us for one or purchase a pass for all seven and get one film free!
Runtime: 94 minutes
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.