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Brave Miss World

Israeli beauty queen Linor Abargil was abducted and raped just before being crowned Miss World in 1998. Ten years later, she’s ready to talk about it. She encourages others to speak out, from South Africa to U.S. college campuses--a culture that fails to take assaults seriously. When Linor’s rapist comes up for parole, her own trauma resurfaces. For victims of sexual assault, the journey toward wholeness never ends; still, Linor continues her unflinching efforts to keep the nightmares at bay.

Played at

Monica Film Center, 11.18.13 - 11.18.13
Town Center 5, 11.15.13 - 11.21.13
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Web Site: http://www.bravemi...
Runtime: 91 min
Language: English, Hebrew, Italian

Director: Cecilia Peck
FEATURED REVIEW: Sheri Linden, Los Angeles Times
Linor Abargil's emotional response to being crowned Miss World in 1998 was more than just a case of tears of joy: Weeks before the event, the reigning Miss Israel had been raped at knifepoint in Milan, Italy. An 18-year-old with remarkable inner strength and a supportive family, Abar...