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Miss Representation 

When: Sat., Jan. 28, 11 a.m. 2012
Price: Free
www.missrepresentation.org
Miss Representation is a film receiving a lot of buzz both locally and nationally. The documentary — written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom — works to expose and challenge the misrepresentation of girls and women in mainstream media. With the film premiering at last year’s Sundance Film Festival and, more recently, being picked up by the Oprah Winfrey Network, both staff and students alike are excited to bring it to the College of Charleston. Alison Piepmeier, director of CofC’s women’s and gender studies program, believes the film is important no matter what your gender. “If you care about girls and women, you should come to this event,” she says. There will be a reception after the screening with food, casual conversation, and maybe, according to Piepmeier, “expressions of outrage.” Being a society that is so immersed in media, Piepmeier hopes that the film brings with it a venue for critical thinking about what we see on television, in movies, and online. “If you think things are fair and equal, come to this event to learn ways in which that’s not true,” she says.
— Ryan Overhiser
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