Sita Kaulesar Sukul, the Brown Paper Tickets Film Doer, is introducing a new service, actively promoting non-theatrical film releases. One of the current films speaks to the misrepresentation of women. Here’s Sita explaining a little bit about the film.
The documentary Miss Representation premièred at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, audiences were so riveted that OWN, the Oprah Winfrey Network, acquired its broadcast rights. The film explores how the media’s misrepresentation of women has led to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.
“The media can be an instrument of change: it can maintain the status quo and reflect the views of the society or it can, hopefully, awaken people and change minds. I think it depends on who’s piloting the plane.”
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