Film: Miss Representation, 11 a.m. & 2 p.m.
The Diversity Council presents two showings of the documentary "Miss Representation" on Thursday, Feb. 21. Admission is free and open to the public.
The 11 a.m. showing is in East 205.
The 2 p.m. showing is in West 131.
Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; 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.