The Grauer School will host the film screening and post-film discussion of “Miss Representation” on Thursday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. in the Great Hall on the school campus located at 1500 S. El Camino Real in Encinitas.
Writtten and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the 90-minute inspiring documentary priemered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and reveals how all forms of media (television, feature films and the internet) contribute to the under-representation of women in American leadership positions and an over-emphasis on youth and beauty.
Stories from teenage girls and compelling interviews with Condolezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, and Katic Couric, among many others, disclose startling statistics that challenges the media’s misleading portrayals of women and girls. The film (which aired on the Oprah Winfrey network in October 2011) imparts the message that in an ever-increasing media-driven world, teenage girls are being tempted to adopt a biased perspective, one which undermines their intellegence and substantive accomplishments. This phenomena may lead to barriers for women who aspire to achieve leadership positions and instead, trivializes the role of women in general.
The Grauer Film Series event is free and open to the public; the film is appropriate for children age 13 and older. For details, visit http://www.missrepresentation.org/the-film/, or email Sally Grauer regarding questions, firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 760-944-6777.