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A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story (2015)

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A documentary following the life of Lizzie Velasquez, her triumphant journey to the other side of bullying, and her mission to inspire and empower a more positive online environment.

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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. Written by Sara Hirsh Bordo

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Bullying stories are famous for having victims, not heroes


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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements involving bullying, and for brief strong language
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22 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

First I would like to start by saying that I found this film compelling and inspirational on many levels.

Lizzie is a warrior on a personal mission to make a positive change in the world.

Not an easy position to take on for anyone, but then we learn about her undiagnosed disease and how she was labeled the "Ugliest Girl in the world" By a YouTube.

The comments on the video are the same we see on the poster, but thousands more. and yet through all the hardships, a Brave heart shines bright in this tiny body as she makes it her personal mission to make the world a better place.

I learned from this film, cried and laughed a few times throughout and I think this has the potential to change peoples hearts.

But only if they take their personal judgments and put them aside to listen to what she has to say.

See it, share it, and maybe we can join her to make the world a little less mean.


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