By Jen Thorpe
Miss Representation is a feature length documentary film looking at the messages created about women by the media and television. The documentary explores these messages, and shows the powerful effects that they have on our understanding of ourselves as able to make change in the world. Check out the incredible trailer for the film (written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom) below if you’re looking for some goosebumps
Miss Representation explores the stories and experiences of young girls who live in this world of media definition, and also includes interesting interviews from influential women from across the spectrum including Gloria Steinem, Rosario Dawson, Geena Davis and Condoleezza Rice. It also showcases some interesting ways that we can work against this media oppression.
In partnership with the Labia in Cape Town, the Bioscope in Johannesburg and While You Were Sleeping, FeministsSA will be involved in the screening this engaging film in September and October this year.
Times and Venues:
Cape Town: The Labia on Orange: Sunday 18 September 8.15pm, Monday 19 September 6.15pm and Tuesday 20 September at 6.15pm.
Johannesburg: The Bioscope Independent Cinema: Friday 30 September at 7.30pm, Monday 24 October at 7.30 pm and Tuesday 25 October at 7.30pm.
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Tickets can be reserved by calling The Labia at 021 424 5927 or The Bioscope at 01 000 70119. We strongly recommend that you reserve tickets so that you can come and watch this fascinating film.
021 424 5927
Tel: 01 000 70119
While You Were Sleeping
Official film website: