Miss Representation

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Miss Representation

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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 percent of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65 percent 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.

Special Introduction from Oprah & Rose O'Donnell, Promo Scenes, The Doc Club with Rosie O'Donnell, Coming Attractions.

About this item

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 percent of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65 percent 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.

Special Introduction from Oprah & Rose O'Donnell, Promo Scenes, The Doc Club with Rosie O'Donnell, Coming Attractions.

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Starring: Gloria Steinem, Rosario Dawson, Katie Couric, Jean Kilbourne, Jackson Katz, Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Rachel Maddow
Studio Name: Team Marketing
DVD Release Date: 05/29/2014
Rating: Not Rated
Format: DVD
Run Time (in minutes): 85 minutes
Language: English
Audio Tracks: AC, Digital Sound
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 0.14
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.5 x 0.5 x 7.44
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The DVD came just as I expected. I had it shipped to store to keep the cost down and it arrived in about a week. I searched other retailers but no one keeps it in stock at the physical store. Walmart had the best price and conveniently located in just about any neighborhood for ship to store.

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