May 25, 2016
Directed by Sara Hirsh Bordo
Rated Not Rated, 78 min.
Part of the Reel Community Series
Presented in partnership with the Women's Giving Fund
Donations of books and/or toys to PC TOTS will be accepted at the door.
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, 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.
Film will be followed by a Q&A with Christina Sally, United Against Bullying Coalition.
The Park City Film Series is a nonprofit organization presenting the best of independent feature, documentary, world and local cinema. Our mission is to create community through film.