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Cabrillo College To Host Free Film Screening of Miss Representation
April 30, 6:00 PM Screening at Crocker Theater followed by Panel Discussion
Aptos, CA‹ Cabrillo College Will a host a free screening of the documentary film Miss Representation by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, on April 30 at 6:00 PM in the Cabrillo Crocker Theater. The film will be followed by a panel discussion and audience Q & A. First come, first serve seating.
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. 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 media¹s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve
In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman¹s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.
Stories from teenage girls and provocative 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 leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.
The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired on OWN:
Oprah Winfrey Network. Schools around the country are having screenings of the film to generate a thought-provoking dialogue with students and the general public to empower women and girls to challenge limiting labels in order to realize their potential, and to encourage men and boys to stand up to sexism. Cabrillo¹s Screening includes a panel of women who will discuss aspects of the film afterwards including Lisa Jensen (film critic), Mary Ann Thyken (Exec. Director, Community TV), Euka Omosupe (Cabrillo Instructor) and several others.
What: Cabrillo College film screening of Miss Representation
When: April 30 - 6:00 PM | Discussion at 7:30 PM
Where: Cabrillo College
Crocker Theater, 6500 Soquel Drive, Aptos
Tickets: Free event. First come, first serve seating.
Theater opens at 5:30 PM
More information: www.missrepresentation.org