Underrepresentation and Misrepresentation: Screening of award-winning documentary ‘Miss Representation’ |

Underrepresentation and Misrepresentation: Screening of award-winning documentary ‘Miss Representation’


Miss Representation dissects a glaring reality we live with everyday but fail to see. 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. While women have made strides in leadership, the statistics stagger: women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, the United States remains only the 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, and 65% of all women and girls have disordered eating behaviours

Directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. 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.

This film screening is co-hosted with UNIFEM, National Committee for UN Women, Singapore.

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Dr. Astrid S. Tuminez, Vice Dean (Research), Lee Kuan Yew School of Policy; Assoc. Prof. Michelle Lazar, Department of English Language and Literature, National University of Singapore; and Dr. Ivan Kwek Eng Tai, Visiting Fellow, Department of Sociology, National University of Singapore

Wednesday, 15 August 2012
4.30 p.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Seminar Room 3-1
Level 3, Manasseh Meyer
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
469C Bukit Timah Road
Singapore 259772

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