USJ presents Miss Representation – a film documentary on Tuesday, October 9
The Women's Studies Program, the Program for Adult Learners, and the Honors Program at the University of Saint Joseph (USJ) will co-sponsor a film and panel discussion on Tuesday, October 9, 2012. The featured documentary, Miss Representation,(U.S.A., 2011; Not Rated - NR), explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the under representation of women in positions of power and influence. The film will be screened at 6:00 p.m. in The Bruyette Athenaeum’s Hoffman Auditorium located on USJ’s West Hartford campus at 1678 Asylum Avenue. Admission is free of charge and the community is cordially invited to attend.
An official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, Miss Representation has also aired on OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network and looks into modern media – critically evaluating the portrayal of women in film, advertising and leadership roles. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary is shaped by stories from teenage girls, interviews with women in leadership positions, video clips, advertisements and the latest statistics. The film includes comments from noted leaders such as Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho and Gloria Steinem, who will offer the audience a new perspective on what being a woman in power truly means.
Miss Representation has been shown at universities in more than 45 states. Read more about the film at missrepresentation.org.
For more information, contact University of Saint Joseph faculty members Catherine Hoyser, Ph.D., professor of English and director of Women’s Studies at email@example.com or Lorrie Greenhouse Gardella, J.D., M.S.W., A.C.S.W., professor of Social Work & Latino Community Practice at firstname.lastname@example.org.