- 1 hr 25 min
Miss Representation, is an all-American film that’s time has come and should be seen by every boy and girl of high school age, and every man and woman in the United States. It is a ‘classic’ documentary, which may be required viewing in high school soon. It is a documentary revealing how media effects the women and consequently the entire culture. Featuring actors such as Geena Davis and Rosario Dawson, news casters such as Katie Couric, important cultural movers and shakers and activists, and representatives in the government like Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein and Condoleesa Rice. Miss Representation is nothing less than timely and riveting with it’s information revealed as something unprecedented, sadly. ”Miss Representation is the controversial exploration of the misrepresentation of women in the media,” introduces comedian Rosie O’ Donnel in the prologue of the film. This is shortly followed by a printed quote starting the film’s content from writer, Alice Walker which says, “The most common way that people give away their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” Following the beginning, various well-known, interesting and educated persons enter with some extremely thought-provoking statements of fact. One of the first of these persons is a man named Jim Steyer who is a professor at Stanford University and lawyer. The caste of Miss Representation is obviously dominated by women, but men are also a very important portion of this film, offering some keen insight to the subject at hand. This film makes the use of many quotes and printed facts. Some of the most interesting quotes, of course, are stated by the film’s writer, Jennifer Seibel Newsome who narrates saying, “There are moments in life where everything comes into focus.When I found out I was pregnant with a girl, I was truly frightened for her. I couldn’t imagine that my daughter could become emotionally happy and fulfilled, given our modern culture...” The most interesting quotes and information in the film are printed, and if one is fortunate enough to be watching this movie on computer, the quotes are worth stopping it to read them when necessary. This writer will leave you with a couple to intrigue your interest in seeing the film. “Be the change you wish to see in the world,” said Mahatma Ghandi. “We’re here for an instant in an eternity and all that really matters is what we DO with that time.” said Diane Feinstein.