Documentary Film "Miss Representation"

Atherton, CA

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M-A PARENT EDUCATION SERIES

Miss Representation: Documentary film directed and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.

Menlo-Atherton Center for the Performing Arts (PAC)

Parents, students, faculty/staff and M-A community members welcome; free admission and light refreshments from 6:30 - 7:00 p.m. in the PAC Foyer. 

This award-winning documentary premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. 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. 

"American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths. MissRepresentation.org believes that all people should be equally represented in our media, that our voices should be heard and that we should all be valued for our talents, capacity as leaders, and ability to contribute to the world at large." -MissRepresentation.org

 

The film Miss Representation interweaves stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from experts including Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawon, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem to give an inside look at the media, its message, and the impact of these portrayals on on girls and women.

Event is FREE! Ticket reservations strongly suggested -- tickets will go quickly! 

For more information, please contact Charlene Margot, M-A Parent Education Series Chair, at charlene_margot@mabearspta.org or 650-868-0590. 

To read more about Miss Representation, go to: http://www.missrepresentation.org/