Title: Film: Miss Representation
Location: Cape Town at Labia on Orange cinema
Description: Miss Representation –how Media Portrays Women: 18 – 20 Sept.

Feature-length documentary about portrayal of women in the media, will be shown on Sunday 18 September at 8:15pm, on Monday 19 September at 6:15pm and on Tuesday 20 September at 6:15pm.

Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom exposes how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is teaching yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruth.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave you shaken and armed with a new perspective. Oprah Winfrey acquired its broadcast rights. Don’t miss it!

All screenings will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion.

Tickets can be reserved by calling The Labia at 021 424 5927

This event is presented by the Labia, The Bioscope, Feministssa.com and While You Were Sleeping, a Cape Town-based non-profit film collective committed to bringing progressive, non-mainstream documentaries with important social, political and environmental messages to South African audiences.

Start Date: 2011-09-18
End Date: 2011-09-20