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CWIT to host screening of 'Miss Representation'

Anonymous • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:30 AM

It will take place at the Park Theatre, 248 S. River Ave. in Holland. Doors open to the public at 7 p.m. and the film begins at 7:30.

This is a free event, but preregistration is encouraged. For more information, visit aplaceforwowmen.org/events.

"Miss Representation: first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival where it caught the eye of the Oprah Winfrey Network. It made its television debut as part of the OWN documentary film club in October 2011, with an estimated 1.3 million people tuning in for multiple airings.

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, "Miss Representation" exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

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