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Country: USA, ISRAEL
Run Time: 99 minutes
Linor Abargil, an Israeli beauty queen, was raped two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. Ten years later, she’s ready to talk about it – and to encourage others to speak out. Now a globe-trotting victims’ advocate, Linor encourages people to stand against sexual violence by putting an end to their silence. She travels to speak with teens in South Africa, where girls are statistically more likely to be raped than educated. She visits Princeton and UC Santa Barbara, where women describe a campus culture that fails to take assaults seriously. From Cleveland’s Rape Crisis Center to Hollywood’s living rooms, Linor is met with emotional support. Yet when she attends a celebrity rape trial that hits too close to home, she suffers a breakdown. In searching for something to ease her pain, Linor turns to Orthodox Judaism. For victims of sexual assault, the journey toward wholeness never ends; still, Linor Abargil, the BRAVE MISS WORLD, continues her unflinching efforts to keep the nightmares at bay. (In English and Hebrew and Italian with subtitles) – B.B.
Cecilia Peck, Inbal B. Lessner, Motty Reif
Uri Ackerman, Tamara Goldsworthy
Inbal B. Lessner
Cecilia Peck, a graduate of Princeton University, is drawn to stories of individuals who stand up for their beliefs. She produced "A Conversation with Gregory Peck," an intimate portrait of her father, which premiered as a Special Selection at the Cannes Film Festival.
"Shut Up & Sing" (co-directed with Barbara Kopple) (2006), BRAVE MISS WORLD (2013)
Linor Documentary, LLC
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