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Documentary explores the misrepresentation of women leaders

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Miss Representation premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year and has been causing a movement ever since. The documentary, written, directed and produced by filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores the impact media messages have on the perception and expectations of women.

While we live in an age where people are learning more from media then any other single source of information, it is crucial to understand how the images in television and advertising are shaping the values and norms of society.

The film highlights the shocking statistics on the underrepresentation of women leaders in government, media, and business positions, while intertwining interviews from high school students and prominent female leaders, including: Gloria Steinem, Condoleezza Rice, Geena Davis, and Katie Couric.

Miss Representation will be premiering on the television channel OWN on October 20th and various screenings have been scheduled both in the U.S. and internationally.

Simmons is hosting a screening of Miss Representation on November 29 at 6:30 p.m. in C-103. More info.

Interested in joining the campaign? Be sure to check out more information on how to take action,plan a screening, and follow @representpledge on Twitter and Facebook.

Posted by Marissa Window

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