BRAVE MISS WORLD: Sarasota Film Festival 2013 #SFF

Official 2013 sffposter
Official 2013 sffposter

We had a wonderful time at The Sarasota Film Festival yesterday afternoon with special thanks to http://www.SimpleDCP.com .

We caught a “must see” doc “BRAVE MISS WORLD”.  It is the story told by Linor Abargil having been held captive, stabbed, and raped just before winning the Miss World crown. Ten years later, convinced she is healed, Linor decides to confront her past and reach out to other survivors. I’m certainly recommending this film for content, awareness and powerful use of film-making.

The journey Linor takes in “Brave Miss World” is truly one of bravery. Linor is beautiful, strong and determined to support rape victims as she heals from her own devastating experience. Sadly, it seems that most people,  both young men and women experience some form of rape in their lifetime.  This is not only a global epidemic, it seems to be a distortion handed down generationally. The question would be, “How to does a globally society change a problem so vast”. Linor has taken on the mission. Cecilia Peck daughter of legendary actor Gregory Peck directed this documentary and was on hand with Producer/Editor Inbal B. Lessner to answer questions after the film. (Short iPhone clip below)

BRAVE MISS WORLD: TRAILER

Through Women’s Eyes

On an official visit to Italy prior to entering the Miss World Pageant, Linor Abargil was raped by a man who was supposed to be protecting her. Mere weeks later, Linor was crowned Miss World, her dream of wearing the crown clouded by the trauma of the violence she endured. Cecilia Peck’s BRAVE MISS WORLD follows Linor’s decision to speak out about her rape after ten years, and gives voice to her ongoing process of healing. Following her journey as she meets with other survivors around the world, Peck unveils the terrible truth of the global epidemic of sexual violence against women.

Below is an interview from ” Democracy Now” with Director

Cecilia Peck daughter of legendary actor Gregory Peck directed this documentary and was on hand with Producer/Editor Inbal B. Lessner to answer questions after the film.

#SFF Welcome Tent

 Audience riveted while viewing Brave Miss World
Audience riveted while viewing Brave Miss World
Linor’s father heartbroken, yet, proud of his daughter.

Special Thanks to SimpleDCP for graciously allowing us to represent at #SFF – You can find them on Twitter @SimpleDCP and on Facebook @ http://www.facebook.com/SimpleDCP

And a shoutout to Judy and Marty for a fabulous dinner!

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