Documentary focuses on images of girls and women in mediaThe documentary “Miss Representation” will be screened at the Hudson High School auditorium on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
The documentary “Miss Representation” will be screened at the Hudson High School auditorium on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
There will be information available from a number of area organizations prior to the movie beginning at 5:30 p.m. A panel discussion will follow the presentation.
The film has received widespread critical acclaim since first being seen at the Sundance Film Festival and on the Oprah Winfrey Network in 2011. In it filmmaker Jennifer Siebel Newsom “explores how the media’s misrepresentations of women have led to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence.”
The film explores the images of women and girls in all areas of media -- from movies and television to news and politics.
Because of some of the images in the film and some language, the film is recommended for teens ages 14 and up.
Youth Action Hudson is sponsoring the screening and hopes that families with teens, both boys and girls, will attend the film together.
For more information about the film go to http://www.missrepresentation.org/. A trailer of movie is available there. The screening is free and open to the public. To contact Youth Action Hudson call (715) 386-9803.