Premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representationis written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom and 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. The film had its broadcast premiere on OWN Oprah Winfrey Network in October 2011.
For more information about the film and the national campaign to influence media which has arisen out if it, visit www.missrepresentation.org.
Smith College Club of Maine hosts screening of
Sunday, January 29, 2:00 PM
Catherine McAuley High School
631 Stevens Ave., Portland
Though the screening is being offered to students free of charge, a suggested donation of $5 is being collected. (see poster here)For more information about the screening, please contact Rebecca Rundquist at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (207) 712-6430.
FREEPORT INFO : 1/30 @ 6:30PM
Freeport Performing Arts Center http://www.maineboystomen.org/event/miss-representation/