Brave Miss World

A harrowing assault compels a beauty queen toward activism

2013 | Running Time: 88 minutes | Rating: NR

Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock, she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the assault to her crowning through her campaign fighting for justice for survivors. During her travels speaking publicly on the issue and meeting with other survivors of sexual assault, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole and she tracks down his other victims in order to keep him behind bars. BRAVE MISS WORLD premiered at the 2013 Athena Film Festival. Director/Producer: Cecilia Peck; Producers: Inbal B. Lessner, Motty Reif; Executive Producer: Irving Bauman, Christa Campbell, Geralyn Dreyfous, Lati Grobman, Orna Raiz, Howard Rosenman, Regina K. Scully

Primetime Emmy Awards 2014: Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking (nomination)
Primetime Emmy Awards 2013: Audience Choice Award (nomination)

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