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Miss Representation (20-Jan-2011)

Director: Jennifer Siebel

Writers: Jessica Congdon; Claire Dietrich; Jenny Raskin; Jennifer Siebel

Keywords: Documentary

Documentary examines the under-representation of women in positions of power in America and the media's reinforcement of gender stereotypes.

ABSTRACT
Directed by activist Jennifer Siebel, Miss Representation seeks to examine America's long-standing issue with the under-representation of women amongst its levers of power, bringing together figures from opposing sides of the political spectrum to dissect the conundrum and discuss the media's impact on the much-criticized phenomenon.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Cory Booker
Politician
27-Apr-1969   US Senator from New Jersey
Margaret Cho
Comic
5-Dec-1968   Loud-mouthed standup comic
Katie Couric
Talk Show Host
7-Jan-1957   CBS Evening News
Geena Davis
Actor
21-Jan-1956   Earth Girls Are Easy
Rosario Dawson
Actor
9-May-1979   Josie and the Pussycats
Dianne Feinstein
Politician
22-Jun-1933   US Senator from California
Jane Fonda
Actor
21-Dec-1937   Barbarella
Paul Haggis
Screenwriter
10-Mar-1953   Crash
Lisa Ling
Journalist
30-Aug-1973   National Geographic Explorer
Rachel Maddow
TV Personality
1-Apr-1973   The Rachel Maddow Show
Gavin Newsom
Politician
10-Oct-1967   Lt. Governor of California
Nancy Pelosi
Politician
26-Mar-1940   Speaker of the House, 2007-11
Condoleezza Rice
Government
14-Nov-1954   US Secretary of State, 2005-09
Gloria Steinem
Activist
25-Mar-1934   Founder, Ms. Magazine
Daphne Zuniga
Actor
28-Oct-1962   Princess Vespa in Spaceballs

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