Cecilia Peck and Inbal Lessner’s powerful new documentary, Brave Miss World, follows Israeli Linor Abargil on her mission to imprison the man who raped her a mere six weeks before she won the Miss World 1998 crown. During her harrowing journey, Ms. Abargil travels the globe as an advocate for other rape survivors, while also shedding light on how prevalent and underreported this crime is worldwide.
“The film follows in the footsteps of last year’s Invisible War but shows one survivor’s story and what it takes to heal. We’re able to see what the cost of courage really is,” says director Cecilia Peck, daughter of Gregory Peck. Ms. Abargil stresses that rape can happen to anyone, no matter race, ethnicity or religion, as exemplified by the film’s first-person accounts from Ivy League college students to comedian Fran Drescher to the legendary actress Joan Collins.
JCC in Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave., 646-505-5708, screening at 7:30 p.m. followed by conversation with the director, $9 for JCC members, $11 for nonmembers, jccmanhattan.org