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brave miss world
"Impassioned and inspiring..."
- LA Times
"The coming together of two remarkable women, 
Linor and documentary filmmaker Cecilia Peck"
- Amy Goodman,  Democracy Now

brave miss world Emmy nominated BRAVE MISS WORLD is a call for justice and a startlingly honest portrayal of how personal tragedy can be transformed into a global awareness campaign against sexual violence. While working as a model in Milan, Linor Abargil was stabbed and raped. Weeks later she was crowned Miss World. Director Cecilia Peck (Shut Up & Sing) follows Abargil, on a mission to confront the trauma of her past, and prevent the parole of the man who assaulted her. Abargil, a poised and deeply empathic advocate travels the world, from rape crisis centers to college campuses and beyond, to share her story and inspire others to confront shame and to heal.

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This special edition includes both the theatrical version (88 min) and the educational version (60min), which is tightly paced and specifically designed for student audiences. Toolkit resources include:
  • Exclusive bonus scenes
  • A report by Gloria Allred on a previously unpublished campus rape investigation
  • Survivor testimonials 
  • Filmmaker interviews

$99 each when you buy BRAVE MISS WORLD at full price!
These related films are a vital resource for advocacy for assault survivors, and provide an in-depth examination of the ways in which violence affects women globally. See below for purchasing instructions, and use coupon code GVAW16. For more related titles, click here

Ordering Information

Call or email to order selected Global Violence Against Women films for $99 each.
Use coupon code: GVAW16

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