In the documentary Miss Representation, writer/director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interweaves teenage girls’ stories with provocative interviews with Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, and Gloria Steinem. This close look at contemporary media and its powerful messages reveal that another generation is learning how a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader—making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. This movie aims to re-energize a movement that will help young women in the future to never have conversations about disparate treatment in the future.
Total Running Time: 85 minutes
When & Where
Palo Alto International Film Festival
The Palo Alto Int'l Film Festival (PAIFF) is a technology focused Festival that celebrates artists and innovators through Film, Interactive, Workshops, Talks, Music, and Awards programs.
PAIFF 2012, September 27-30, takes place in downtown Palo Alto, the birthplace of moving pictures, with venues including Landmark’s Aquarius Theater, TalentHouse, Cinemark’s Palo Alto Square, and the Garden Court Hotel. The TechCU Festival Village on High Street will include an outdoor theater, music stage, VIP lounge, and box office, where free music and movies will be presented each afternoon and evening.
PAIFF partners include Variety and The Academy of Motion Pictures, Arts and Sciences in addition to corporate sponsors like TechCU, Technicolor and Kaazing.
The Film program includes a children's program and over 75 short and feature length films. The Talks program brings together luminaries from the film, media and tech communities. PAIFF also offers a range of workshops with something for everyone, from amateurs to professionals.