A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

Showings

Milliken at the Dennos Museum Sat, Aug 1, 2015 12:00 PM
Paul & Carol LaPorte
The Kubrick at Central Grade School Sun, Aug 2, 2015 3:30 PM
Yoga for Health Education, LLC, Center for Conscious Living
Film Info
Section:Documentary
Don't Miss
Release Year:2014
Runtime:78 min.
Type of Film:Feature Documentary
Rating:NR
Production Country:USA
Original Language:English
Spanish
Subtitles:English
Web Site:http://www.abraveheartfilm.com/
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Lizzie Velasquez
Rita Velasquez
Lupe Velasquez
Chris Velasquez
Marina Velasquez
Rep. Linda Sanchez
Director:Sara Hirsh Bordo
Produced by:Sara Hirsh Bordo
Screenwriter:Michael Campo
Cinematography:Ben Powell
Editing By:Christopher Roldan
Music By:Sara Bareilles
Javier Dunn

Description

Lizzie Velasquez has been called a lot of things in her life, but if there’s a word that suits her perfectly, it’s inspirational. Now 26 years old and 63 pounds, Lizzie was born with a rare syndrome that makes it impossible for her to gain weight, and has made her the target of ridicule. Fueled by love from her remarkable family, Lizzie became her own advocate, gaining the respect and acceptance of her classmates, only to discover that the bullying she thought she had stopped had just taken a more vicious form online. After being labeled “The World’s Ugliest Woman” in a video seen by millions, Lizzie fought back, taking her effervescent determination around the country and to Capitol Hill as an outspoken anti-bullying activist. An unstoppable force of nature with a radiance of spirit you just can’t forget, Lizzie’s uplifting story of empowerment is that rare viewing experience that ignites something in your heart. In Person: Director Sara Hirsh Bordo; Lizzie Velasquez.

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