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The documentary film, <i>Miss Representation</i>

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
5:00 AM
Michigan Theater, 603 E. Liberty St.

Presented with the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan. Tickets: $15 members/$18 non-members/$12 Students <br> <br> 7:00 pm film, 6:00 pm Reception

Miss Representation exposes how mainstream U.S. media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. Produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the documentary film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

Miss Representation features provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Paul Haggis, and Gloria Steinem. Miss Representation presents startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective. MissRepresentation first premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that 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 American women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. still ranks 90th in the world for women in national legislatures. In the U.S., women hold only three percent of clout positions in mainstream media companies. Miss Representation is more than a film, it is also a nation-wide, multi-generational social action campaign that empowers women and girls to challenge limiting labels so that they can realize their full potential and transform our culture for the betterment of all.

For Tickets, please send a check payable to the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan to:

Suzanne Sukkar
Sukkar Legal
705 S. Main St., Suite 200
Plymouth, MI 48170

Questions? – - (734) 418-7330