On Her Shoulders - presented by the Bozeman Doc Series

The Emerson Center

Upcoming Dates & Times


Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm

On Sunday, December 16th, at 7pm at the Emerson Center, The Bozeman Doc Series presents the Montana premiere of the award-winning new documentary On Her Shoulders. The screening is being co-presented by The Traveling School, Visions Service Adventures and Bridgercare, and will be preceded at 6:30pm by a reception featuring food, drink and information about the sponsoring organizations in the Emerson lobby.

Twenty-three-year-old Nobel Peace Prize-winner 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.

On Her Shoulders world premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded the Directing Award in the U.S. Documentary Competition. The film has gone on to screen at major festivals around the world, winning several awards and garnering widespread critical acclaim.

"An essential portrait of the strength required to speak up." Indiewire

"Director Alexandria Bombach handles this material with enormous sensitivity and artistry." Pure Nonfiction

“On Her Shoulders is an intimate, empathetic documentary, made with discretion and power.” Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times

“Alexandria Bombach's direction and editing are exceptional; she captures images that are both subtle and formidable.” The New York Times

Doors open at 6pm.Tickets are available at the door or before the show at Cactus Records and Movie Lovers. Tickets are also available online at www.bozemandocseries.org, where you can also buy Season Passes and 7-film punch cards, learn more about the series, and view trailers for upcoming films. The series will continue every other Sunday through Christmas. Starting January 10th, the series will move to every other Thursday through April.