Documentary and Advocacy Connections in ‘We Rise’

Documentaries can play various roles in advocacy work. In the book We Rise: The Earth Guardians Guide to Building a Movement that Restores the Planet, Xiuhtezcatl Martinez cites several examples useful for illustrating the diversity of these roles. A documentary can evoke a wide range of emotions. Leonardo DiCaprio’s The Eleventh Hour chronicles the global… Read More Documentary and Advocacy Connections in ‘We Rise’

‘Brave Miss World’ Speaks Up for Rape Survivors

Cecilia Peck’s Brave Miss World (2013) tells two stories in one film: about Linor Abargil’s advocacy for rape survivors and about Arbagil’s changing life after her own rape just six weeks before being crowned Miss World in 1998. Breaking the silence surrounding rape and getting people to talk about it is the central theme to… Read More ‘Brave Miss World’ Speaks Up for Rape Survivors