This little tidbit escaped notice from the person who wrote up this bit in yesterday’s Chronicle. Oh well.
Anyway, here’s a retread post about Jen’s documentary from last month. Enjoy:
Order the DVD or go to a screening if you want.
“About the Film
Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom brings together some of America’s most influential women in politics, news, and entertainment to give us an inside look at the media’s message. Miss Representation explores women’s under-representation in positions of power by challenging the limited and often disparaging portrayal of women in the media. As one of the most persuasive and pervasive forces in our culture, media is educating yet another generation that women’s primary value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality—not in their capacity as leaders. Through the riveting perspectives of youth and the critical analysis of top scholars, Miss Representation will change the way you see media.
Featured in the Film
- •Caroline Heldman, PhD, Associate Professor Occidental College
- •Condoleezza Rice, PhD, Former United States Secretary of State
- •Dianne Feinstein, United States Senator
- •Dolores Huerta, Co-Founder of United Farm Workers Union
- •Geena Davis, Actor & Founder of Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media
- •Gloria Steinem, Feminist Organizer & Writer
- •Jackson Katz, PhD, Author & Lecturer
- •Jane Fonda, Actor & Activist
- •Jean Kilbourne, EdD, Media Critic, Author & Lecturer
- •Jennifer Pozner, Executive Director of Women in Media and New
- •Katie Couric, Broadcast Journalist
- •Lisa Ling, Broadcast Journalist
- •M. Gigi Durham, Professor of Media Studies
- •Margaret Cho, Comedienne, Actor & Activist
- •Martha Lauzen, Executive Director of Center for the Study of Women in TV and Film
- •Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, United States Congress
- •Pat Mitchell, President & CEO of The Paley Center for Media
- •Rachel Maddow, Broadcast Journalist & Host of MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show
- •Rosario Dawson, Actor & Activist
- •…among many other incredible women and men of all ages!
Social Change Campaign
The distribution of the film will coincide with a social change campaign to re-envision women as leaders in society. Film proceeds will be donated to women’s leadership programs led by our partner organizations, which include Girls for A Change, Girls Inc., The International Museum of Women, Step Up Women’s Network, The Women’s Media Center, and The White House Project. The nation-wide, multi-generational effort will create an educational curriculum for middle and high school students and directed action to demand media responsibility. Donate to the campaign to help us achieve social change for women and girls.