On August 15, 2014, the life of Nadia Murad ended. Islamic State militants destroyed her village and executed its inhabitants — men who refused to convert to Islam and women too old to become sex slaves. Mother, father and six brothers of Nadia were killed. And she herself, along with thousands of other Yazidi girls, was sold into sexual slavery. Nadia was held captive by several militants. Every day she made an agonizing choice — obedience and pain or resistance and more pain? Alien religion or religion of ancestors?
The story of Nadia is the story of the genocide of an entire nation. It is a testament to the human desire for survival and a love letter to a lost country, a fragile community and a family torn apart by war.
On October 5, 2018, Iraqi human rights defender Nadia Murad was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to end the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war.