Magazine article Screen International

O-Scope Acquires SXSW-Bound 'On Her Shoulders'

Magazine article Screen International

O-Scope Acquires SXSW-Bound 'On Her Shoulders'

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Doc about genocide survivor premiered in Park City.

Oscilloscope Laboratories has acquired North American rights to Alexandria Bombach’s documentary On Her Shoulders, the Sundance premiere that screens at SXSW this month.

O-Scope plans a theatrical release towards the end of the year on the story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old survivor of the 2014 genocide of the Yazidis in Iraq, who became the face of her people after she testified before the U.N. security council.

The film examines the hardships the young woman endures as she tells her story again and again, forced to relive the trauma for a greater good.

On Her Shoulders is a film about Nadia Murad and the plight of the Yazidi people, but it’s also about us - how we tell stories of trauma, and how we choose to listen,” Bombach said. …

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