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Women in the media event

23 March 2012

Women in Film & TV are presenting a screening of Jennifer Siebel Newsom’s Miss Representation, the documentary which first premiered at Sundance and exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. It will be followed by a panel discussion about how the issues it raises relate to the UK media and what needs to be done to address them.

It takes place on Tuesday 3 April at 6:30pm at Amnesty International, 17-25 New Inn Yard, London, EC2A 3EA.

Equity members can get a discounted ticket of £5 for the event, more details here.

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

Miss Representation first premiered in the documentary competition at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television debut as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with over 1.3 million people tuning in to its multiple airings. Additional screenings with corporations, non-profits, religious groups, government organizations and communities are happening every day all over the world.

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