Jennifer Siebel Newsom premiered her new documentary at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and Oprah Winfrey immediately bought the rights to it. It airs next Thursday, Oct 20 on OWN at 9pm EST. It is an important and powerful documentary for all of us, but especially for parents and teachers. The film examines sexism in the media and subtle and not-so-subtle ways that influences our children. Media (radio, tv, internet, magazines) is in front of our children more than teachers! Get involved! You can see a 9-minute trailer of the film on youtube by clicking here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5pM1fW6hNs&feature=share
This was a pretty interesting film. As a lady who aspires to work in media, i was already familiar with many of the revolutions in this film. And while stylistically it was not my favorite documentary ever... This is important thing to be made aware of! from people i have talked to there is this idea that media doesn't affect them or that things are portrayed a center way because thats the way they are, when in reality. media teaches us how to think about things cuz its always there.
Great feminist movie on how the media creates female image. Definitely worth watching.
This was great, empowering and informative! I really appreciated it.