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RMU To Screen Award-Winning Documentary Brave Miss World

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Robert Morris University will host a screening of the new award-winning documentary Brave Miss World in the Wheatley Center Room 101 at 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 10 to share the story of former Miss World Linor Abargil’s courageous fight for justice. The event is free and open to the public.    

From the streets of Mumbai to schools across the U.S., Abargil’s story speaks to one of the most critical issues of our times. The former Miss World was the victim of a violent stabbing and rape, just before winning the Miss World crown. Brave Miss World documents her fight to convict her attacker and her own struggle to heal. Abargil speaks out about rape from the townships of South Africa, to universities in the U.S. where too often a campus culture turns a deaf ear to reports of rape.

When Abargil’s serial rapist comes up for parole, her stability is shattered, and she tracks down his previous victims to convince the parole board to keep him behind bars. Ultimately, Abargil’s refusal to be silenced triumphs, in her journey from teenage rape survivor to Miss World to empowered lawyer.

Representatives of Pittsburgh Action Against Rape along with RMU’s Community Advisors will be on hand at the screening to facilitate a question and answer session after the film. For more information please contact Victoria Snyder, Director, Multicultural Student Services at snyderv@rmu.edu or 412-397-6488.