A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story
Arizona Premiere

A BRAVE HEART: The Lizzie Velasquez Story tells 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 as a teenager online 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 multimillion-viewed TEDx talk, and follows her pursuit from a motivational speaker to Capitol Hill as she lobbies for the first federal anti-bullying bill. This is Lizzie’s film, but it is everyone’s story, proving the transformative power of looking inward for validation, self-love and the power of family to instill it. This powerful film recently had its World Premiere at South by Southwest.

A Q&A with director Sara Hirsh Bordo will follow.

Cast & Crew   Technical
Sara Hirsh Bordo

Executive Producers:
Lizzie Velasquez, Alexis Jones, Justine Ezarik, Julia Argyros, Stephanie Argyros

Line Producer – Jessica Chou, Associate Producers – Ngoc Nguyen, Tamar Teifeld, Michael Campo, Joanne Storkan

Ben Powell

Principal Cast:
Lizzie Velasquez, Lupe Velasquez, Rita Velasquez, Marina Velasquez, Chris Velasquez

Run Time:
78 min




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