In addition to our other programs, New Winston Museum presents a free monthly Salon Series featuring a broad range of local historians, artists, writers, musicians, crafts-folk and other specialists. Speakers discuss aspects of their work and their process to find interpersonal connections with their work and the broader community. Light refreshments are provided, and guests are welcome to bring brown bag lunches or dinners to the presentations. Unless otherwise noted, NWM programs are free of charge. Donations are encouraged and greatly appreciated.
New Winston Dialogues: On Her Shoulders
Wednesday, November 7, 2018
6:00 pm screening, with post-film discussion
At a/perture cinema, 311 W. 4th Street
Join us for a viewing and post-film discussion of “On Her Shoulders,” which tells the story of 2018 Nobel Peace Prize recipient Nadia Murad. Following the film screening, Rachel Parker and Victoria Plybon, from World Relief Triad‘s Anti-Human Trafficking department, will share their thoughts on the documentary and lead us in a group discussion of the film and the problem of human trafficking in a local context.
ABOUT “ON HER SHOULDERS”: Mobbed by iPhone cameras and pushy reporters, 23-year-old Nadia Murad leads a harrowing but vital crusade: to find the most influential platforms in the world and speak out on behalf of the embattled Yazidi community who face mass extermination by ISIS militants. Having narrowly escaped with her own life, Nadia must now relentlessly recount on radio shows, at rallies, and even on the floor of the United Nation’s general assembly her ordeal as a Yazidi sex slave and witness to her family’s brutal killings. Though excruciating, she forces herself to revisit these realities again and again. For without her testimony, the genocide happening right in front of the world’s eyes might go completely unnoticed. Purchase tickets here or at the box office before the film.
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