Sunday, September 30, 2018
6:30 pm–8:15 pm
Harry and Mildred Remis Auditorium (Auditorium 161)
Ticket Required

Directed by Alexandria Bombach (USA, 2018, 94 min.). Digital. English and Arabic with English subtitles.

At only 23-years-old, Nadia Murad’s life is a dizzying array of important undertakings—giving testimony before the UN Security Council, visiting refugee camps, soul-baring media interviews, emotionally draining speeches, and an endless succession of one-on-one meetings with top government officials. It all takes an enormous toll, but Nadia has already endured unspeakable hardships: born in a village in Northern Iraq, she survived the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis and escaped sexual slavery at the hands of ISIS to become a relentless beacon of hope for her people. With a formal precision and elegance that matches Nadia’s demeanor, filmmaker Alexandria Bombach follows this strong-willed young woman, who once dreamed of opening a beauty salon in her village, as she fights to bring ISIS to justice and save her people from extinction. On Her Shoulders was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where Alexandria Bombach won the award for Best Documentary Director.

Co-presented with the MIRA Coalition, the largest coalition in New England promoting the rights and integration of immigrants and refugees.

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Past Dates and Times

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Ticket Information

To order tickets by phone, call 1-800-440-6975 ($6 processing fee applies); to order in person, visit any MFA ticket desk.

Ticketing Policies


Purchase tickets to three or more regularly priced films at once and get $3 off each ticket. Discount automatically applies at checkout. This discount is not applicable on past purchases. All tickets must be purchased at the same time within the same order for discount to apply.

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Event Policies

If the screening of this film starts after Museum hours, please use the Linde Family Wing Entrance on Museum Road.

Taste Café will be open for movie concessions until 15 minutes after the film starts.

The parking garage will remain open for 30 minutes after the film ends.


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Funders of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Film Program at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston