Remember my last post about Miss Representation?
I'm super duper jealous now of those in KL! You all get to watch it officially!
THE 2011 SUNDANCE HIT, MISS REPRESENTATION
Malaysia's First & Only Official Screening
Hosted by We Are ULTRA
9pm, Tuesday, 20 December 2011 @ Palate Palette, Jalan Mesui (Off Jln Nagasari), K.L., Malaysia
Screening is free, as is popcorn.
We Are ULTRA and Palate Palette proudly present Miss Representation. 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. Through provocative interviews and unnerving real-world representations the film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls - leaving audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.
More information on the film: http://www.missrepresentation.
Film trailer: http://vimeo.com/28122207
'We Are Ultra' - a sustainable collective. In 2009 'We Are ULTRA' started as a small blogshop, now they collaborate with artists, designers, companies and organizations to create products, experiences and workshops for a better future. http://weareultra.com
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 90 MINS
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. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, 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. 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 an eating disorder.
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.