Public Screening of "Miss Representation" Documentary | Arts & Culture
On Friday, April 13, a screening of “Miss Representation” will be held at 6:30pm in Room 417 on the 4th floor of University Square. The screening is co-sponsored by UMR Diversity Committee, UMR Film and Book Club, and Dodge-Fillmore-Olmsted County Victim Services. Following the screening there will be a moderated discussion. The event is free and open to the public.
About the film: “Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.” (excerpt from: http://www.missrepresentation.org/the-film/)