Miss Representation

I remember the first time I met Jennifer Siebel Newsome, filmmaker and advocate for women and girls. It was at the 2012 WTS Conference and Ms. Newsome’s remarks were provocative, challenging and startling. And then I watched the film.   Miss Representation is the 2011 Sundance documentary that Newsome wrote and directed. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.  In addition to interviews with politicians, entertainers, and activists –like Condoleezza Rice,  Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem — the facts and statistics presented about the media’s disparaging portrayals of women and girls leave you with a powerful message.  And a desire for change.

I can’t even begin to write about the impact of this film.  So check out the trailer for yourself and let us know what you think.

Jennifer Siebel Newsom, filmmaker and advocate for women and girls

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  1. Pingback: Miss Representation, a review « Synthesist Chronicles

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