smARTfilms: Women Making a Difference – “On Her Shoulders”
Join us on Tuesday nights in the BIMA Auditorium for a selection of film festival favorites from around the world curated and hosted by Cynthia Sears and John Ellis.
Dinner seating in Bistro begins at 5:30 PM (Reservations recommended: 206.451.4011)
Auditorium opens at 7:00 PM
Movies begin at 7:30 PM
Featured Film – On Her Shoulders (2018)
Directed by Alexandria Bombach
“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.”