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Miss representation.

Newsom, Jennifer Siebel, 1974- (Director, Producer). Scully, Regina Kulik. (Producer). Winfrey, Oprah. (Speaker). O'Donnell, Rosie. (Speaker). Rice, Condoleezza, 1954- (Speaker). Ling, Lisa. (Speaker). Pelosi, Nancy, 1940- (Speaker). Couric, Katie, 1957- (Speaker). Maddow, Rachel (Speaker). Dawson, Rosario (Speaker). Katz, Jackson. (Speaker). Kilbourne, Jean. (Speaker). Steinem, Gloria (Speaker). Davis, Geena. (Speaker). Cho, Margaret. (Speaker). Falk, Erika. (Speaker). Mitchell, Pat, 1943- (Speaker). Heldman, Caroline, 1972- (Speaker). Congdon, Jessica, 1972- (Film editor, Screenwriter). Dietrich, Claire. (Producer). Costanzo, Julie. (Producer). Holland, Eric. (Composer).
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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (approximately 90 min.)) : sound, color
  • Publisher: [United States] : Virgil Films and Entertainment : 2012.

Content descriptions

Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom.
Participant or Performer Note:
Introduction, Oprah Winfrey, Rosie O'Donnell ; participants, Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, Gloria Steinem, Geena Davis, Margaret Cho, Erika Falk, Pat Mitchell, Caroline Heldman.
Summary, etc.:
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 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 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.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 woman's 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.
Target Audience Note:
Not rated.
System Details Note:
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Women in mass media.
Gender identity in mass media.
Leadership in women.
Mass media > Social aspects.

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