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Badass Beauty Queen

Human Rights, Women, China, Asia, Religion
Theresa Kowall-Shipp
52/65 minutes



The story behind Miss World contestant Anastasia Lin using her beauty and brass to stand up against an oppressive juggernaut— the Chinese communist government. Drama, danger and fear follow Anastasia as she becomes the darling of the human rights community, traveling the globe to bring the world’s attention to an increasing list of China’s atrocities: the persecution of prisoners of conscience and live forced organ harvesting. An unlikely candidate to crusade against some of the world’s worst human rights violations, Anastasia puts everything on line to stay true to her conscience—including her father’s safety and her chance at the crown.



Theresa Kowall-Shipp is an Award winning TV/media professional and has produced, created, directed and/or written shows for multiple networks including Discovery, National Geographic, Food Network Canada, Asian Food Channel, BBC, and Discovery Kids. Working in genres as varied as performing and visual arts, food, construction, science and technology, award shows, current events, and design, Theresa is a hands-on showrunner and director who loves to tell stories.

Some of Theresa’s favorite projects include: three seasons of the food documentary series CONFUCIUS WAS A FOODIE (producer/writer/director); The SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY ACADEMY AWARDS for the DISCOVERY CHANNEL (Science On The Red Carpet) (producer/director/writer); 4 seasons of CHRISTINE CUSHING LIVE for Food Network Canada (senior producer), DESIGNER GUYS for HGTV (producer/writer), STAR PORTRAITS (adapted BBC format for Bravo! Canada) (producer/director/writer), FRESH WITH ANNA OLSON for Food Network Canada (producer/director/writer), and Builder Boss for HGTV Canada (producer/director).


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