Miss Representation debuted in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television premier as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with over 1.3 million people tuning in to multiple airings. More than two years later over 40 countries have screened the film in corporation, non-profits, religious groups, government organisations and communities all over the world.
Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation 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.
Join us for this screening and start the discussion on how to improve the representation of women not only in media but in all industries and levels of community.
LOCATION: VIFF’s Vancity Theatre in Vancouver
DOORS at 6:30 pm
FILM BEGINS at 7:00pm (approx. 1.5 hours)
Tickets are available online and must be purchased in advance.