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Miss Representation (2011)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 15 April 2014 (Netherlands)
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

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Jacoba Atlas (consulting writer), Jessica Congdon | 3 more credits »
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Pat Mitchell ... Herself - President and CEO Paley Center for Media, Former President & CEO of PBS
Jackson Katz ... Himself - Educator, Filmmaker Tough Guise, Author The Macho Paradox (as Jackson Katz PhD)
Jim Steyer ... Himself - CEO Common Sense Media, Lawyer and Professor of Civil Rights, Stanford University
Marissa Mayer ... Herself - Vice President, Consumer Products Google
Jean Kilbourne ... Herself - Filmmaker - Killing Us Softly, Author and Senior Scholar Wellesley Centers for Women (as Jean Kilbourne EdD)
Jennifer Pozner ... Herself - Executive Director Women in Media & News, Author Reality Bites Back
Margaret Cho ... Herself
Katie Couric ... Herself
M. Gigi Durham ... Herself - Author The Lolita Effect, Associate Professor of Journalism, University of Iowa
Caroline Heldman ... Herself - Associate Professor of Political Science, Occidental College (as Caroline Heldman PhD)
Gavin Newsom ... Himself - Lieutenant Governor, California, Former Mayor of San Francisco
Gloria Steinem ... Herself - Feminist Organizer and Writer, Co-Founder Women's Media Center
Jennifer Lawless ... Herself - Associate Professor of Government, Director Women in Politics Institute, American University
Cory Booker ... Himself - Mayor of Newark, New Jersey
Condoleezza Rice ... Herself - Former U.S. Secretary of State, Senior Fellow Hoover Institution, Professor of Political Economy, Stanford University
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Explores the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media's limited portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman.

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You can't be what you can't see.

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USA

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English

Release Date:

15 April 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

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Miss Escaparate See more »

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Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Herself - Filmmaker - Killing Us Softly, Author and Senior Scholar Wellesley Centers for Women: These images are part of a cultural climate in which women are seen as things, as objects. And turning a human being into a thing is almost always the first step toward justifying violence against that person.
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Amazing... Eye opening
3 March 2012 | by ktr8rmv814See all my reviews

I just wanted to write a response to the Review floating around from TVGUY that said it was "OK". First off, just because you're showing images of sexualized women, doesn't mean it's going against what the film is for. THEY'RE showing you the exact images that are being consumed by the masses, and THEN backing it up with evidence of how detrimental it is to women and men. If you don't want your girl seeing it in the context of it being negative then that's your prerogative; but at least they aren't glamorizing it... you think your little girl won't see it somewhere else? It's basically PLASTERED in our minds.

This was a great movie... it broke down the stereotypes and misogyny in the industry and really dissects the machine that controls the masses; media. Not only does it focus on Women's oppression, but also on the monopoly that the media has become... it's quite scary how controlling and how much dominance this institution has on the masses and consequently the public realm and government. This is no man hating by any means, they even draw the connections on how men are oppressed because of the oppression of women. EVERYONE should watch this... truly enlightening. If you think misogyny and female oppression is the only thing the Machine pushing and is the only problem going on then you're wrong... Oppression and violence will not be rid of in societies until we begin to hold the media and said institutions accountable. Anything corporations get a hold of turns into complete crap. Start thinking with your own minds, maybe then will you truly live a happy life and provide a safe place for both daughters AND sons.


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