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Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 6pm-8:30pm

Girls in Tech Las Vegas presents Miss Representation the Documentary
Please join us for a special public screening of Sundance premiered documentary, Miss Representation

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation (90 min; TV-14 DL) uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film 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.
 
Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective

Persons over 18+ years of age must purchase a ticket in advance to attend the screening, tickets will not be sold at the door. Children and teens under the age of 18 are permitted to attend for free (proof of age may be requested).