Mountainfilm

Nugget Theatre - May 25, 2018 - 6:30 p.m.

Date: May 25, 2018
Start Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Nugget Theatre
with Q&A
Symphony of a Sad Sea

Symphony of a Sad Sea

Film Screening — Duration: 13 mins

When a shady character decides he likes Hugo’s girlfriend, he warns Hugo to stay away from her. When Hugo does not comply, he’s beaten and left for dead. Afraid his attackers will know he survived, Hugo heads to Tijuana. He visits The Wall. “For me, it’s a piece of iron. It does not exist,” he says bravely, “and I will get over it some day.” He aims to succeed, but at a price. “Putting his story on screen,” director Carlos Morales told interviewers at Sundance, “recording his testimony, eases a bit the indifference with which he’s been treated by those in power.”

On Her Shoulders

On Her Shoulders

Film Screening — Duration: 94 mins

As a girl growing up in a Yazidi village in Iraq, Nadia Murad worked the fields, studied and dreamed of one day opening a salon. But when ISIS mounted a brutal massacre on the Yazidis, the path of her life changed forever. Murad lost 18 family members in the genocide, became a sex slave and watched as ISIS destroyed her community. She survived, and fate brought another surprise; she became the face and the voice of her people, a hero to the Yazidis and poster child to the world. This remarkable film follows Murad as she travels the globe — from the stage of the UN to the chambers of politicians and set of television journalists — recounting her story again and again in an attempt to bring attention and aid to the Yazidi’s desperate plight. For this young woman, whose dignity is profound, the burden is enormous, but the costs of doing nothing are even larger.