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MissREPRESENTATION (2011)

February 28th & March 8th, 2013 at 7pm    $5 Suggested Donation

ArtRage Gallery — along the Connective Corridor, and easily accessible by Connective Corridor bus

ArtRage Gallery is pleased to offer two screenings of this powerful documentary, one on February 28 and another on the anniversary of International Women’s Day, March 8th.

MissREPRESENTATION 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.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, MissREPRESENTATION 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.

MissREPRESENTATION 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.

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 strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 % of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating.

After the screening, there will be community / panel discussion lead by Dr. Makana Chock, from the Newhouse faculty at Syracuse University where she teaches courses in theory and methods in society and media communication. If you would like to arrange for a group reservations or simply to reserve a seat for yourself, please contact Rose Viviano at 315-218-5711 or rose@artragegallery.org .

WATCH THE MissREPRESENTATION OFFICAL TRAILER: www.youtube.com/watch?v=6gkIiV6konY