Documentary Film Miss Representation, to Screen at Bend Community Center

missrepresentationJustice Film Circle brings powerful documentary on media’s misrepresentation of women and girls on Tuesday, March 11, 6pm.


Justice is alive and well. All over the world, regular folks are rising up to meet the evil that threatens the dignity of citizens and the fabric of peace. The Justice Film Circle is a monthly showcase for filmmakers, musicians, advocates and outcasts. It is a place for conversation with each other and commitment to each other. We meet to be reminded of the fragile nature of humanity and the inherent power of community.

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation 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.

This powerful documentary is focused on how the media’s misrepresentations of women and girls have led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.

Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television debut as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with over 1.3 million people tuning in to its multiple airings. Additional screenings with corporations, non-profits, religious groups, government organizations and communities are happening every day all over the world.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.  


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