Hope and Horror Paint Portrait in ‘Small Small Thing’

Jessica Vale’s Small Small Thing (2013) portrays the complex picture of rape in Liberia through the harrowing story of Olivia Zinnah, who was raped at age 7 by a family member and who developed a horrible fistula as a result. Vale skillfully balances this delicate story against the troubled history and war-ravaged society of Liberia….

‘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…