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Miss Representation

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In 2010, women are better represented on television, in movies and in the news media than they have ever been in the past. However, while this increased visibility had led many believe that women have achieved something like equality, the truth is women have a long way to go before they achieve anything close to parity, as women count for only seventeen percent of elected officials in Congress and seven percent of working directors of feature films. Actress turned filmmaker Jessica Congdon Newsom studies the ...
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Overview

In 2010, women are better represented on television, in movies and in the news media than they have ever been in the past. However, while this increased visibility had led many believe that women have achieved something like equality, the truth is women have a long way to go before they achieve anything close to parity, as women count for only seventeen percent of elected officials in Congress and seven percent of working directors of feature films. Actress turned filmmaker Jessica Congdon Newsom studies the obstacles women face in the media and the stereotypes that still define them in the documentary Miss Representation. Featuring interviews with noted figures in politics (Nancy Pelosi and Condoleeza Rice), broadcast news (Katie Couric and Rachel Maddow), television (Margaret Cho and Lisa Ling) and movies (Geena Davis, Rosario Dawson and Jane Fonda), Miss Representation explores the glass ceiling that many women in the media still struggle to break and the double standards applied to women in terms of appearance and persona. Miss Representation was an official selection at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival.
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Special Features

Special Introduction from Oprah & Rose O'Donnell; Promo Scenes; The Doc Club with Rosie O'Donnell; Coming Attractions
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/10/2012
  • UPC: 829567078723
  • Original Release: 2011
  • Rating:

  • Source: Arts Alliance Amer
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 840

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Condoleezza Rice Interviewee
Lisa Ling Interviewee
Nancy Pelosi Interviewee
Katie Couric Interviewee
Rachel Maddow Interviewee
Rosario Dawson Interviewee
Jackson Katz Interviewee
Jean Kilbourne Interviewee
Gloria Steinem Interviewee
Technical Credits
Jennifer Siebel Newsom Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Vicki Abeles Associate Producer
John Behrens Cinematographer
Susie Tompkins Buell Associate Producer
Jessica Congdon Editor, Screenwriter
Julie Costanzo Co-producer
Svetlana Cvetko Cinematographer
Clarie Dietrich Co-producer
Geralyn White Dreyfous Executive Producer
Pacific Gas and Electric Associate Producer
The Brin Wojciciki Foundation Associate Producer
Renee Gasch Associate Producer
Eric Holland Score Composer
Barbara K. Lee Associate Producer
Alana Leigh Associate Producer
Jamel Perkins Associate Producer
Amy Rao Associate Producer
Sarah Johnson Redlich Executive Producer
Kara Ross Associate Producer
Regina Scully Executive Producer
Roselyne Chroman Swig Associate Producer
Diane B. Wilsey Associate Producer
Ben Wolf Cinematographer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Miss Representation
1. Chapter 1 [:45]
2. Chapter 2 [1:02]
3. Chapter 3 [7:56]
4. Chapter 4 [6:59]
5. Chapter 5 [10:43]
6. Chapter 6 [6:11]
7. Chapter 7 [8:04]
8. Chapter 8 [7:04]
9. Chapter 9 [9:08]
10. Chapter 10 [6:25]
11. Chapter 11 [7:32]
12. Chapter 12 [7:51]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Miss Representation
   Play Feature
   Chapters
   Extras
      The Doc Club with Rosie O'Donnell
      Miss Representation Trailer
      Sneak Peak
      Promos
      Available on DVD
         Becoming Chaz
         Crime After Crime (Coming Soon)
         Life 2.0
         Louder Than A Bomb (Coming Soon)
         Most Valuable Players
         One Lucky Elephant (Coming Soon)
         Serving Life
         Sons of Perdition
   Setup
      Subtitles
         English
         Subtitles: Off
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