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Documentary filmmaker to discuss her work Feb. 6

Director and writer Jennifer Siebel Newsom will discuss her film "Miss Representation" at St. Kate\'s on Feb. 6.
Director and writer Jennifer Siebel Newsom will discuss her film "Miss Representation" at St. Kate\'s on Feb. 6.
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The O'Shaughnessy and The School of Business and Leadership at St. Catherine University will hold a screening of the documentary film, "Miss Representation," featuring a post-show discussion with film’s director and writer Jennifer Siebel Newsom, at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 6.

Premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, "Miss Representation" has been screened at film festivals across the globe, including New Zealand, Atlanta, Ga., and San Francisco, Calif.

The film illustrates how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

The documentary challenges the media’s narrow and often negative portrayals of women and girls that have permeated the American cultural landscape. Through the use of facts and statistics, Newman’s documentary film demonstrates how these portrayals restrict women’s efforts to achieve positions of leadership.

For more information

General admission tickets are available online for $11 or may be purchased directly at The O'Shaughnessy Box Office for $10.  Free to St. Kate's students with a valid ID.  Visit The O'Shaughnessy's website for box office hours.

Sponsors

Supported in part by Charlie Hartwell and Maureen Pelton.

Jan. 9, 2012 by Julie Michener

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