More about the Lizzie Velasquez documentary is being discussed by the media, as thousands of people have been touched by this woman’s story. According to People Magazine, the producer of A Brave Heart recently spoke out about how she met Lizzie, and how the two became dedicated to this project.
First, if you don’t know who Lizzie is, you should. She is a 26-year-old who was dubbed the “ugliest woman in the world.” As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Lizzie has been diagnosed with Marfan and lipodystrophy and weighs just 58 pounds. Her condition is so rare that only two other people in the world share her diagnosis.
Lizzie Velasquez debuted her documentary — which explains her life story, and shows how she has been determined to make something positive out of something negative.
“The 78-minute film charts Lizzie’s inspiring path from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist. Featuring details of Lizzie’s emotional and physical journey through the years, it follows her progress as she attempts to lobby the US government for the first federal anti-bullying Bill.”
You may know Justine Ezarik from YouTube, where she is known better as iJustine. Her journey with Lizzie started with an Instagram follow. Feeling an instant connection to Velasquez, Justine said that she was determined to meet Lizzie, and that she was willing to help her out “in any way [she] could.” Their social media connection turned into a friendship, and Ezarik found herself a new job title: Producer.
A Brave Heart, Ezarik says, was about telling a story. She says it may not be perfect film, but it’s what she and Lizzie knew they wanted to do. And so far, the feedback has been nothing but positive.
“Seeing the reactions of the crowd, when little kids stand up and say, ‘This really touched me, I can’t wait to show it to my friends so that they won’t bully people’ – it’s cool to see it from their perspective. And having adults stand up in the audience and say that it’s not just kids that are being bullied. It’s very cool to see how impactful it’s been.”
According to the International Business Times, director Sara Bordo believes in “the hero,” and says that is exactly what Lizzie is.
“People are hungry for a hero. Her story has to do with survival and getting to the other side of a really, really pervasive issue [of] bullying. Everyone’s so used to hearing about stories that yield victims. Lizzie’s is the one story that we thought we could help elevate about a hero.”
The amount of love and support that people have shown Lizzie Velasquez has been simply incredible.
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