Film Screening: "Miss Representation"

February 22, 2012

Jennifer Siebel Newsom wrote and directed the documentary film Miss Representation, which premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and aired on the Oprah Winfrey Network (OWN). 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 empowered.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics. Interviews feature Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

Click here to visit the film’s website. The film’s official trailer can be viewed here.

A panel discussion will follow the film screening.

This event is free to CSULB students and open to the public.

Sponsors: Justice and Gender Education (JAGed), the American Association of University Women (AAUW), California State University, Long Beach, and the Women’s Resource Center

For more information, please contact: JAGed at or 714.858.0596. You can also contact CSULB Women’s Resource Center, located in LA 3 105, at 562.985.7547.