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Brave Miss World
USA/Israel/South Africa/Italy, 2013, 88 minutes, Color, DVD, Multiple Languages, Subtitled
Order No. W161194
In October 1998, eighteen-year-old Linor Abargil was stabbed and raped while working as a model in Milan. Weeks later she was crowned Israelís first Miss World. Over the course of five years, director Cecilia Peck (Shut Up & Sing) follows Abargil, on a mission to confront the trauma of her past, including a hunt for other victims of the man who raped her, preventing his parole. Abargil, a poised, magnetic and supremely empathic advocate travels from Hollywood to rape crisis centers, American college campuses and the townships of South Africa to share her story and inspire others to confront shame and to heal. 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.

This special edition includes both the theatrical version (88min) and the educational version (60min), which is tightly paced and specifically designed for student audiences. Also included are exclusive bonus scenes, a report by Gloria Allred on a previously unpublished campus rape investigation, survivor testimonials and filmmaker interviews.


Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival, Best Documentary Audience Award
JFilm Pittsburgh, Best Documentary Audience Award
Seattle Jewish Film Festival, Best Documentary, Audience Award
WeWorld Intervita, Best Film Award
Lady Filmmakers Film Festival, Best Documentary, Best of Fest

  • AFI Docs
  • Doc NYC
  • Athena Film Festival
  • Denver International Film Festival
  • Chicago International Film Festival
  • Napa Valley Film Festival

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    "A riveting documentary. A courageous celebration of survival..."
    Cleveland Plain Dealer

    "Impassioned and inspiring..."
    LA Times

    "The coming together of two remarkable women, Linor and documentary filmmaker Cecilia Peck."
    Amy Goodman
    Democracy Now

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