Miss Representation, the award winning, highly acclaimed and much discussed documentary about the reality of how women are portrayed by mainstream media, will be screened at the San Lorenzo Valley High School Multi-Purpose room on Saturday, May 12th , at 11:00AM. There will be a discussion forum immediately following the screening. Admission is free. Teachers, administrators, staff, and students (14 and above) are welcome, as are members of the community.
About The Film
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.