Brave Miss World Directed
Cecilia Peck USA / 2013 / 92 minutes New York Premiere
In Hebrew, Italian and English
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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.
Cecilia Peck has always been drawn to stories of women who stand up for their beliefs. She directed and produced Shut Up & Sing, which was shortlisted for the 2007 Academy Awards, won Best Documentary at the Aspen, Sydney and Woodstock Film Festivals, and Special Jury Prize at the Toronto and Chicago Film Festivals. It was named Best Documentary by the Boston and San Diego Film Critics Societies, and won the Courage in Film Award from the Women’s Film Critics Circle among others. Cecilia produced A Conversation with Gregory Peck, an intimate portrait of her father, which premiered as a Special Selection at the Cannes Film Festival. She directed and produced Justice For All, an examination of capital punishment, was Producer on The Hamptons, 4 hour mini-series for ABC, and Assoc. Producer on Defending Our Daughters for Lifetime. Cecilia is a graduate of Princeton University.
Executive Producer(s): Lati Grobman, Regina Kulik Scully, Orna Raiz, Geralyn Dreyfous, Irving Bauman, Howard Roseman
Producer(s): Cecilia Peck, Inbal B. Lessner, Motty Reif
Director(s): Cecilia Peck
Cinematographer(s): Uri Ackerman, Tamara Goldsworthy, Ronan Killeen, Karen Landsberg
Editor(s): Inbal B. Lessner
Composer(s)/Music: Hans Zimmer, Ben Harper, Martin Tillman
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