Brave Miss World

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Directed by: Cecilia Peck
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In 1998, recent Miss Israel winner Linor Abargil was abducted and raped at knife-point. Just seven weeks later, she was crowned Miss World. Brave Miss World follows this amazing young woman's path to healing as she speaks to other survivors of sexual assault, confronts the possibility of her rapist's parole, and gives voice to those who are too often silenced.

Subject:Women, Career, Crime, Activism
Director:Cecilia Peck
Producers:Inbal Lessner, Motty Reif, Inbal B. Lessner, Cecilia Peck
Production company:Campbell-Grobman Films


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