Culture Connect Featured Event
WATERTOWN, CT -Taft School is pleased to bring the acclaimed documentary, Miss Representation to the campus Friday, April 13 for a one-night engagement. The 90-minute film will be shown at 6:00 p.m. in Bingham Auditorium, 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown. The event is free and open to the public; no tickets or reservations are required.
Miss Representation (TV-14 DL) exposes ways in which mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN) acquired the film for their documentary film club immediately following its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival last year. To date, more than 1.4 million viewers have seen the documentary on OWN; non-profit organizations, educational institutions and corporations around the world are also screening the film.
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation challenges the way the media portrays women and girls by attacking the pervasive and collective message that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. It includes personal stories from teenage girls and insightful interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.
The event is sponsored by Taft School’s Gender Committee. A one-hour, facilitated discussion will follow the screening. For more information, please contact Andi Orben, firstname.lastname@example.org or visit missrepresentation.org.