Miss Representation

Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interwove stories from teenage girls with provocative interviews from the likes of Dr Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Dr. Jackson Katz, Dr. Jean Kilbourne and Gloria Steinem to give us an inside look at the media and its message.

As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality – and not in her capacity to lead, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential.

The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed wit ha news perspective, and asking the question, “What can we do?”

Virgil Film, Jennifer Siebel Newsom