A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Directed by Sara Hirsh Bordo
Written by Michael Campo
ABOUT THE FILM
A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 26 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist.
Born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight, Elizabeth "Lizzie" Velasquez was first bullied as a child in school for looking different and, later online, as a teenager when she discovered a YouTube video labeling her "The World's Ugliest Woman." The film chronicles unheard stories and details of Lizzie’s physical and emotional journey up to her multi-million viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill.
- New York Premiere (Lizzie Velasquez and Sara Hirsh Bordo in attendance!)
- 78 mins
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