WeGo Global Brings Sundance Award Winning Film to WCCHS

Can you imagine surviving a genocide? Have you escaped the hands of ISIS? Have you had one-on-one meetings with top UN officials? Is the weight of your community on your shoulders? 

WeGo Global, an international service organization at West Chicago Community High School, presents a screening of the 2018 Sundance Film Festival award winning film “On Her Shoulders” Friday, February 1, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Weyrauch Auditorium at the school, 326 Joliet St. West Chicago, IL 60185. Admission is free; donations will be accepted. Recommended for ages 13+ due to mature themes.

Twenty three year old 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.

WeGo Global is an extracurricular organization within the high school that identifies global social issues in need of attention. By using the United Nations approach to human security, WeGo Global creates awareness campaigns and fundraisers to address these social concerns.

This free event will be screened once on Friday, February 1 at 7:00 p.m.  Donations will be accepted for the Sinjar Fund.  For more information, contact Maggie Haas at mhaas@d94.org.


Community High School District 94 provides an outstanding educational experience for approximately 2100 students in grades nine through twelve at West Chicago Community High School. WCCHS serves the communities of Carol Stream, Warrenville, West Chicago, Wheaton and Winfield. For more information, or to be removed from press release distribution, contact Becky Koltz, coordinator of communications and community relations, at (630) 876-6215.


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