11/30 Film: Miss Representation and Panel Discussion

Submitted by Amy R. Peloff on

Novemner 30, 2011 7:00PM
SIFF Cinema at the Uptown
511 Queen Anne Avenue North

Tickets: $10 | $5 SIFF Members | $9 Youth (20 & under) and Seniors (65+)
SIFF Cinema passes and vouchers are valid at the box office.

Presented by Women’s Funding Alliance in partnership with Reel Grrls and GeekGirlCon Mass media is teaching yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lay in her youth, beauty and sexuality—and not in her capacity as a leader, making it difficult for women to obtain leadership positions and for girls to reach their full potential. Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom takes a look at the media and its message through interviews with Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Gloria Steinem, and more. The film accumulates startling facts and statistics that leave audiences shaken, armed with a new perspective, and asking the question, “What can we do?”

After the film, Women’s Funding Alliance, ReelGrrls and GeekGirlCon present a panel of educators, media and community leaders to discuss this compelling call to action. Note: This film comments on images of violence and sexuality in the media and uses these images in an educational manner. Some scenes may be upsetting for more sensitive viewers.

Panelists: Regina Buenaobra (ArenaNet, Border House); Dr. Amy Peloff (University of Washington: Gender, Women & Sexuality Studies; Comparative History of Ideas); Malory Graham (Reel Grrls); and Jennifer K. Stuller (Ink-Stained Amazons, GeekGirlCon)

Moderators will be: Sara Reyerson (Women's Funding Alliance) and Lummy Lin (student moderator from Reel Grrls)