Screening of Miss Representation

07/26/2013

Contributed by Cyndy Scheibe

This award-winning 2011 documentary about the portrayals (and underrepresentation) of women in the mainstream media will be shown in conjunction with Project Look Sharp's annual Summer Media Literacy Institute.  

Tuesday, July 30, 7:30 pm

Room 103, Park Center for Business & Sustainable Enterprise. 

Free and open to the Ithaca College community.

The film features 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. Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

Following the film (which runs 90 minutes), there will be a discussion about the film from the perspective of media literacy - the issues raised about media representations, the way in which those issues were presented, how the film was constructed, what (and who) was included and left out, impacts and opportunities for action.  The discussion will be led by Cyndy Scheibe, Executive Director of Project Look Sharp and Professor, Dept. of Psychology.  

For more information about this film, here's a link to their website: http://www.missrepresentation.org/  

And if you're not familiar with Project Look Sharp, here's a link to our website: http://www.ithaca.edu/looksharp/  

 

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cyndy Scheibe at scheibe@ithaca.edu or (607) 274-1324. We ask that requests for accommodations be made as soon as possible.

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