2013-02-19 19:56:10

"Brave Miss World" Raped Before Winning '98 Title

Linor Abargil, an Israeli national, was crowned Miss World in 1998 just two months after she was abducted and raped in Italy. After winning the title, Abargil would go to become a global advocate in the fight against sexual violence. Her story, from rape victim to Miss World to global activist, is told in the new documentary film, "Brave Miss World." We’re joined by the film’s director, Cecilia Peck, and its producer, Inbal Lessner.

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