Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Movie Night with SPJ

We see the images every day - scantily-clad women, young girls' faces caked in make-up, female role models whose brawn is focused upon much more than their brains. But how does the media's portrayal of females affect the lives of girls?

Miss Representation, an award-winning documentary written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, explores that issue. Through interviews with teenagers, the audience sees how stereotypes about women continue to thrive in the media and worm their ways inside of girls' minds, changing the way they see themselves. Expert interviews with members of the media and politicians (Condoleezza Rice, Margaret Cho, Nancy Pelosi, Rosario Dawson, Katie Couric and Lisa Ling, to name a few) drive the point home - although these images surround us every day, many of us have become immune to them.

Join the San Antonio chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a movie night on the International Day of the Girl, Oct. 11. We'll open up Room 101 of the Longwith Radio Television Film building on the San Antonio College campus around 6 p.m. and start the film at 6:30 p.m. A short discussion will follow.

This event is free to members and students, and a suggested $5 donation will be collected at the door for all others. Space is limited, so please RSVP.

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