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Brooklyn Screening of Documentary Film August 24th

"Miss Representation" Film Aims to End Sexism in the Media and Empower Women

PRLog - Aug. 15, 2012 - BROOKLYN, N.Y. -- Miss Representation made its debut as part of the Oprah Winfrey Network documentary film club.  On August 24, 2012 there will be a special local screening and discussion about this landmark film.

The Brooklyn screening of Miss Representation is being hosted by The Healing Center, a Brooklyn-based domestic violence counseling and resource center, and will be held on August 24th at 6:00 PM at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, 6935 Fourth Avenue, Brooklyn NY.  (Tickets are $10 on-line, $15 at the  door.)

The screening will be followed by a community discussion led by The  Healing Center staff.

In a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, the collective message that young women and men overwhelmingly receive is that a woman’s value and power lies in her youth, beauty, and sexuality--and not in her capacity as a leader. While women have made strides in leadership over the past few decades, the U.S. is 90th in the world in terms of women in national legislatures, women hold only 3 % of  “clout positions” in mainstream media, and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating.  This film explores all that and more, and promises to generate a lively discussion.

About Miss Representation:  The film includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, including Condoleezza Rice, Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem.  The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.  

About The Healing Center:  A Brooklyn domestic violence counseling and resource center dedicated to the intervention and prevention of family violence and abuse, serving people of diverse faiths, cultures and personal experiences. We seek to empower families to live safe and healthy lives.

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