On her shoulders

Documentary Feature  |   Executive Producer  |  Sundance Winner 2018

Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi, survived genocide and sexual slavery committed by ISIS. Repeating her story to politicians and media, this ordinary girl finds herself thrust onto the world stage as the voice of her people. Away from the podium, she must navigate bureaucracy, fame and people’s good intentions. Directed by Alexandria Bombach, a RYOT production.


2019 duPont-Columbia Award
2019 Academy Award shortlist
2018 National Board of Review - Freedom of Expression Award
2018 Sundance, World Premiere US Documentary Competition (WINNER, Directing Award)
2018 SXSW (WINNER, LUNA Chicken & Egg Award)
2018 Sun Valley Film Festival
2018 Full Frame Film Festival
2018 DOC 10
2018 Ashland Film Festival
2018 Cleveland Film Festival
2018 Kansas City Film Festival
2018 Sarasota Film Festival
2018 IFFBoston
2018 Montclair Film Festival
2018 HOTDOCS (WINNER, Docs For Schools Student Choice Award
2018 Northwestfest
2018 Maryland Film Festival
2018 Dallas Film Festival
2018 Nashville Film Festival (WINNER, Nashville Public Television Human Spirit Award)
2018 Seattle International Film Festival
2018 Mammoth Lakes Film Festival
2018 Sydney Film Festival, Sydney, Australia
2018 BIOGRAFILM, Bologna, Italy
2018 Sheffield Doc Fest, Sheffield, UK
2018 AFI Docs, Washington, DC
2018 Human Rights Watch Film Festival New York, NY (Opening Night Film)