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A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)

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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, 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 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.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: September 25th, 2015 (Limited) by Cinedigm
Video Release: September 22nd, 2015 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for thematic elements involving bullying, and for brief strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2383, 7/22/2015)
Running Time: 78 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Bullies, Internet, Viral Video, Inspirational Speaker, Early / Simultaneous Video on Demand release
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Factual
Production Companies: Women Rising
Production Countries: United States

Documentary Subject(s)

Lizzie Velasquez    Herself


Tina Meier    Herself
Roman Arispe    Himself
John Camarillo    Himself
Elia Diaz Camarillo    Himself
Alexis Jones    Herself
Christine Kent    Herself
Patty Robledo    Herself
Abigail Rodriguez    Herself
Lupe Velasquez    Herself

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Production and Technical Credits

Michael Campo    Screenwriter
Sara Hirsh Bordo    Producer
Julia Argyros    Executive Producer
Stephanie Argyros    Executive Producer
Lizzie Velasquez    Executive Producer
Alexis Jones    Executive Producer
Justine Ezarik    Executive Producer
Christopher Roldan    Editor
Sara Bareilles    Composer
Ben Powell    Director of Photography

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