Brave Miss World

Poster for Brave Miss World Miss Israel Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed, and raped in Milan, Italy, at age 18. She had to represent her country in the Miss World competition only six weeks later. When to her shock she was crowned the winner, she vowed to do something about rape. The film follows her from the rape, to her crowning and through her crusade to fight for justice and break the silence. During her travels to speak out and meet with other rape victims, her own trauma begins to resurface. Her serial rapist becomes eligible for parole, and she has to hunt down his previous victims in order to help keep him behind bars. The film explores the trauma of sexual assault through one young woman’s journey from teenage rape victim to Miss World to empowered lawyer and activist.

88 minutes
Cecilia Peck

Shown at

  1. 10th Annual Houston Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  2. 13th Annual Las Vegas Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  3. 17th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2015
  4. 18th Annual Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  5. 19th Annual Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  6. 21st Annual Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  7. 21st Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  8. 24th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  9. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  10. Berkshire Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  11. Farthest North Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  12. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  13. Kansas City Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  14. Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  15. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  16. Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival - 2014
  17. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  18. Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival - 2016
  19. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2014
  20. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2014

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    The Times of Israel: Debra Kamin: ‘Brave Miss World’ snags Emmy nod
    “Brave Miss World,” a documentary about former Miss World Linor Abargil, picked up an Emmy nomination for Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking on Thursday.”

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    Brave Miss World: Behind The Scenes On A Seriously Harrowing Documentary

    Beauty Queen Linor Abargil was abducted, stabbed and raped six weeks before winning the Miss World crown in 1998. Now filmmakers Cecilia Peck and Inbal Lessner explain how they went about filming the aftermath…

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