The Girl Who Escaped: The Kara Robinson Story
Crime / Drama / Thriller.
A story of survival about a young woman who took down a serial killer. 15-year-old Kara was approached by a man who put a gun to her neck and forced her into his car. He took her to his apartment, held her captive and sexually assaulted her. While he slept, Kara escaped and led police to the apartment, and identified her captor, a serial killer responsible for at least three unsolved homicides.—amazon
A Profile in Courage
There was the thoughtful thematic development of how Kara was not a victim, but a survivor. With a nearly photographic memory and nerves of steel, she was able to inform the police with details about her captor that led to an immediate identification of a serial killer.
The most moving moments in the film were the scenes with Kara and the sensitive Sheriff Price. The sheriff recognized the heroic nature of Kara’s acts, the nature of which was remarkable in light of trauma she experienced.
In an age that celebrates victimhood, Kara Robinson refused to play that role. She was hard-wired to discover agency in her experience, which ultimately led to community service as a school and law enforcement counselor. The performance by the actress playing Kara was stellar. Previously, she gave an equally credible performance in a similar role in “Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.” Now, she probed even deeper to do justice in evoking a genuine profile in courage.