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Arts / Entertainment

Documentary: Miss Representation

April 21, 2012

'Variety' calls the documentary 'Miss Representation' 'an admirable work of media literacy education.' Entertainment Weekly calls the film 'inspiring'... Fortune Magazine calls it, 'a searing critique.'

Friday, April 27
6:30-9 p.m.
Behavioral Sciences Building
Room 131

You are invited to a viewing and discussion of Miss Representation, a 90-minute documentary film.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream U.S. media contribute to the limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.

"Mainstream media continues to generate limited, distorted and often disparaging images of girls and women. These images continue to shape girls and women, as well as boys and men, in very real ways."

~ National Association for Media Literacy Education

Startling facts and statistics

In a society where media is a major force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality.

Stories from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will give the audience new perspectives and insights.

This event is sponsored by:

  • The Department of Psychology
  • The Center for Women's Studies and Gender Research
  • The President's Commission on Women and Gender Equity
  • Inequality Matters

We look forward to seeing you at the viewing.

Contact: Silvia Canetto
Phone: (970) 491-5415