Melbourne Screening of Miss Representation

You’re invited to come along to this special screening of the documentary film Miss Representation.

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The film runs for 90 minutes and will be followed by a panel discussion with Melinda Tankard Reist, Calvin Taylor and others.

Screenings are usually hosted in the city for the cost of $25-$50 per ticket, but thanks to some generous donations we are able to run this event for the cost of a gold coin donation.

This is a great opportunity to bring family and friends along who can be inspired to be part of creating positive change in our culture.

When:  Saturday 22 March starting at 7.30pm

Where: 2 Vision Drive, Burwood East @ Crossway Centre

Cost: gold coin donation

Recommended age is 15+

Important links to share:

Facebook Event – registrations help us with event management on the night

View the trailer: http://film.missrepresentation.org/

About the film:  http://film.missrepresentation.org/synopsis

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation 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. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls.

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 great strides in leadership over the past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

We look forward to meeting you on March 22nd!


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