From the Miss Representation website:
The film Miss Representation exposes how American youth are being sold the concept that women and girls’ value lies in their youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruths.
In response we created MissRepresentation.org, a call-to-action campaign that seeks to empower women and girls to challenge limiting labels in order to realize their potential.
We are uniting individuals around a common, meaningful goal to spark millions of small actions that ultimately lead to a cross-generational movement to eradicate gender stereotypes and create lasting cultural and sociological change.
Miss Representation premiered in the documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was immediately picked up by OWN: the Oprah Winfrey Network for their documentary club series.
I would love to organize a screening in Berkeley...anyone have a venue and want to partner up with me to do it? Email me at kimskitchensink [at] gmail [dot] com.