Bessie Bedilla walked the runways of Paris and acted here in the Philippines before she became a Carnival Queen in Brazil. Lyca Benitez-Brown chronicles her inspiring story in "Dance of My Life," a documentary which traces Bedilla's self-discovery, from her childhood in the Philippines to her battle with cancer.
The documentary is now being shown at the First Hell's Kitchen Film Festival in New York City until September 9. Watch the trailer below.
(Screencap courtesy of Dance of My Life on Facebook)