More than 300 Attend "Miss Representation" Screening
More than 300 people attended the Oct. 10 screening of the 2011 Sundance documentary "Miss Representation" by producer/director
Jennifer Siebel Newsom.
“Miss Representation” features stories from teenage girls and
provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers,
activists and academics, including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie
Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem.
A post-show panel discussion provided an opportunity for audience members to reflect on what they learned and steps that can be taken to change the way women and girls are portrayed. Panelists were:
- Joe Jordan, managing editor and investigative/political reporter, Nebraska Watchdog
- Tammie Kennedy, Ph.D., assistant professor, UNO Women’s and Gender Studies Program
- Hugh Reilly, associate professor, UNO School of Communication
- Ariel Roblin, president and general manager, KETV
- Michelle Zych, executive director, Women’s Fund of Omaha (moderator)
The film was presented in collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and was sponsored by TD Ameritrade.
Watch a video with local women's thoughts on "Miss Representation."
Find out more about the movie
and a related call-to-action campaign at www.missrepresentation.org.
Watch the trailer for Miss Representation.