Justice Film Festival Presents: “A Brave Heart”
Saturday, February 18, 2017
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.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with the film's director Sara Hirsh Bordo.