Media’s ‘Miss Representation’ of Women Film and Panel Discussion at Images Cinema 12/5

Interest in the documentary Miss Representation has continuted to grow and the insightful film will screen a second time at Images Cinema on Monday,12/5 at 7pm. The film will be followed by a panel discussion with state representative Gail Cariddi, and television host and journalist Carrie Saldo. Other panelists will be announced. Admission is $5. Images Cinema is located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA.

This screening of Miss Representation is co-sponsored by the Women of Color Resource Center and the Women’s Center at Williams College, and Images Cinema.

MISS REPRESENTATION explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that our young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lie in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made great strides in leadership over the
past few decades, the United States is still 90th in the world for women in national legislatures, women hold only 3% of clout positions in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviors.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective.

GAIL CARIDDI is the First Berkshire District State Representative, and the first woman to hold that position. She was a City Councilor for North Adams for twenty years.

CARRIE SALDO is the host of “Connecting Point” on WGBY. Prior to that, she was Berkshire Bureau Chief at WAMC Northeast Public Radio where she earned awards from the Associated Press and the Edward R. Murrow Foundation. She cut her teeth as a general assignment reporter at the Berkshire Eagle and the North Adams Transcript.

The only one of its kind in Berkshire County, Images Cinema is a year-round non-profit, member-supported community film house that presents a wide range of films that impact filmmaking and our culture. Images continuously seeks to entertain, educate and engage the community with quality programming, while maintaining its dedication to independent film and media. Images Cinema is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency. Check for up-to-date happenings at www.imagescinema.org

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