Documentary

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story follows 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 labelling 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 a ground-breaking anti-bullying bill.

Release Date

7th Sep 2016 (Home Entertainment)

Rating
- Mild themes and coarse language
Runtime
78 minutes
Production Year
2015
Director

Sara Hirsh Bordo

Writer

Michael Campo

Cast

Lizzie Velasquez

Producer

Sara Hirsh Bordo