FOND DU LAC, Wis. – On Tuesday, May 7, at 4:30 p.m., Marian University will host a screening of the documentary Miss Representation in the Stayer Center Auditorium. Thescreening, also sponsored by the Women’s Fund of the Fond du Lac Area Foundation and Grande Cheese, will be followed by discussion.
Miss Representation first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, after which it was broadcasted multiple times by OWN, or the Oprah Winfrey Network. The documentary, written and produced by actress, filmmaker and former First Lady of San Francisco, Jennifer Siebel Newsom, addresses the role of the “mainstream media in contributing to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.” According tothe film, the media creates “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 feelpowerful herself.”
According to the documentary’s website, “Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condolezza 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.”
For more information on the documentary, go to: www.missrepresentation.org.