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.