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Kent State College of Nursing Sponsors "Brave Miss World"

Posted Apr. 2, 2013

Brave Miss World

BRAVE MISS WORLD is a film about Linor Abargil, an Israeli beauty queen, who was raped two months before being crowned Miss World in 1998. Ten years later, she’s ready to talk about it – and to encourage others to speak out. Now a globe-trotting victims’ advocate, Linor encourages people to stand against sexual violence by putting an end to their silence. 

She travels to speak with teens in South Africa, where girls are statistically more likely to be raped than educated. She visits Princeton and UC Santa Barbara, where women describe a campus culture that fails to take assaults seriously. 

From Cleveland’s Rape Crisis Center to Hollywood’s living rooms, Linor is met with emotional support. Yet when she attends a celebrity rape trial that hits too close to home, she suffers a breakdown. In searching for something to ease her pain, Linor turns to Orthodox Judaism. 

For victims of sexual assault, the journey toward wholeness never ends; still, Linor Abargil, the BRAVE MISS WORLD, continues her unflinching efforts to keep the nightmares at bay. (In English and Hebrew and Italian with subtitles)

Kent State University nursing faculty have done extensive research in the areas of rape and relationship abuse.  BRAVE MISS WORLD is an inspiring story and sheds light on how many victims never report rape.  By speaking out, she encourages and empowers others through her travels as seen through this documentary.  

For more information about BRAVE MISS WORLD screenings and ticket information, please use to the link below:

http://www.clevelandfilm.org/films/2013/brave-miss-world