A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story

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.

- Synopsis provided by CinemaSource

Credits

Director:

  • Sara Hirsh Bordo

Cast:

  • Lizzie Velasquez

Writer:

  • Michael Campo

Producer:

  • Sara Hirsh Bordo

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