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SXSW News: Lizzie Velazques & “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazques Story” Documentary set to premiere at SXSW, Austin Texas

There is nothing I like more, nor find more inspiring that witnessing the journey of a fighter. Not the blood guts and glory sort, but the calm quiet and collected personalities that carry with them a dull roar.. you know them when you cross paths.. when I met LIzzie – I sure did.

SXSW 2015

It’s hard to believe SXSW 2015 is right around the corner and LBH’s Editor Deanna Beaudoin is going to be there.

With masses of people set to arrive into historic Austin Texas for a sneak peak into to worlds most creative and innovative new technology, the best of the best of the years musicians – playing shows in multiple venues.. be sure to check out a LBH favourite the Portland duo, Priory & lastly days of the most enigmatic indie cinema. This is the film festival of film festivals, less the place to be seen – rather this is the place to SEE.

LBH is excited to present the official movie poster for one one such indie documentary “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velazquez Story”, created by Sara Bordo. 


A hauntingly beautiful story depicted here in the poster with words of malice and decimation overlain upon our beautiful heroine, activist Lizzie Velazquez.

I spend a lot of time on social media.  One thing that kept being brought to my attention was the awful cycle of negativity in comments. There could be ten positive comments and then one person says something not so positive.  Immediately the previous positive comments turn into attacking the one negative comment. Our hope with the High Road campaign is instead of fighting back with mean words, someone can simply write “See you on the high road.” – Lizzie 

Photo Credit @M_Media_

Lizzie meeting a few fans at Life is Beautiful 2014 Photo Credit @M_Media_

We last chatted with Lizzie on behalf of Kidzworld at the Life is Beautiful Festival – as she was speaking in the education exhibit..  six months have passed and Lizzie has HUGE news to share!

The release of her much anticipated documentary is set to premiere Saturday March 14th at 11:00am at SXSW 2015! For full details check the schedule out HERE.

Today, debuts… with much anticipation the movie trailer:

On the film & how Lizzie hopes it is received;

Our entire team poured our hearts and souls into this film. Now that it’s done I can’t wait to see the life the movie takes on next. My biggest hope is that when people of any age see the film that they leave feeling inspired and ready to stand next to me to help make a positive change in the world.  – Lizzie Velazques. 

For more information on this project or how YOU can get involved, please visit

Continue the Conversation with YouTube Celebrities iJustine and Lizzie Velasquez – Sunday March 15th, 2015 12:30 PM

INFLUENCING FOR GOOD. You Tube celebrities and executive producers of SXSW World Premiere film, “A Brave Heart The Lizzie Velasquez Story,” Justine Ezarik (“iJustine”) and Lizzie Velasquez, talk openly about what it means to influence. What exactly does influence online mean? How do you appeal to global audiences? When do you know you have actually influenced others? What gets the biggest reactions? What social platforms are most effective? Highlighting the documentary as a case study, learn how the producers used their channels and their influence to appeal across multiple facets — film, interactive, music and social good. How did social media influence the film and vice versa?

For full coverage of this premiere and much, much more at SXSW – follow LBH on Twitter or Instagram.

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