Events

WIZO VICTORIA – “Brave Miss World” – A Special Screening Event

Date 29 May 2024
Time 6:45 pm
Location Location TBA Upon Booking
Cost (WIZO Member) $36
Cost (WIZO Non-Member) $36

WIZO Victoria and the Embassy of Israel in Australia PRESENT "Brave Miss World" - A Special Screening Event


Brave Miss World is a 2013 Israeli-American documentary film. In November 1998, eighteen-year-old Linor Abargil was crowned Israel's first 'Miss World', after being stabbed and raped just weeks prior, while working as a model in Milan. The film follows Abargil on a mission to confront the trauma of her past, including a hunt for other victims of the man who raped her, preventing his parole. She travels from Hollywood to rape crisis centers, college campuses, and the townships of South Africa, to share her story and inspire others to confront shame and to heal. Brave Miss World is a call for justice and a startlingly honest portrayal of how personal tragedy can be transformed into a global awareness campaign against sexual violence.

After October 7th, Linor was an essential part of the delegation to the UN, advocating against the silence of the women's rights organisations, and was a strong voice in the "#Me too Unless You're a Jew" movement.

An exhibition of artworks by women artists from Israel about the topic of violence against women on October 7th will be on display prior to the screening of the film.

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