WMC Sends Girl Journalists to Sundance, Partners with Miss Representation
January 20, 2011
The Women’s Media Center is proud to announce that it is sending a team of girl journalists to the 2011 Sundance Film Festival to report, blog, and tweet about women filmmakers and the status of women in film.
This team is part of the Women’s Media Center’s Progressive Girls’ Voices program, which works to provide girls with the training, skills, and confidence to amplify their voices and change the conversation through media.
The Women’s Media Center is working in partnership with the creators of Miss Representation, a new social-issue film premiering in the documentary competition this week. Miss Representation explores how mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in power and challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.
Writer/Director Jennifer Siebel Newsom interviews some of America's most influential thought leaders in politics, news, entertainment, and academia to reveal what lies beneath the media's messaging. To view the trailer, visit www.missrepresentation.org.
The team of girl journalists will interview Jennifer Siebel Newsom and and several film directors including Tiffany Shlain (Connected), Lynn Hershman Leeson, (!Women Art Revolution), and David Weissman (We Were Here). They will also interview notable leaders, including Sundance Institute Founder Robert Redford, Academy Award Winning actor and advocate Geena Davis, and author and activist Gloria Steinem.