|When||Monday, April 30, 6:00pm
Doors Open at 5:30pm
After Film Discussion at 7:40pm
|Where||Cabrillo Crocker Theater, map »|
|Tickets||Free Event, First Come, First Serve Seating|
|Description||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. 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. 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. Read More »