Miss Representation

Miss Representation, a feature-length documentary about the portrayal of women in the media, will be shown in Cape Town at the Labia on Orange cinema on Sunday 18 September at 8:15pm, on Monday 19 September at 6:15pm and on Tuesday 20 September at 6:15pm.


Miss Representation will also be shown in Johannesburg at The Bioscope Independent Cinema on Friday 30 September at 7:30pm, on Monday 24 October at 7:30pm and on Tuesday 25 October at 7:30pm.


Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how the mainstream media contributes to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence.



The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayal of women and girls, which make it difficult for them to achieve leadership positions, reach their full potential or feel powerful about themselves. As the most persuasive and pervasive force of communication in our culture, media is teaching yet another generation that a woman’s primary value lies in her youth, beauty and sexuality. It’s time to break that cycle of mistruth.


Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics that will leave you shaken and armed with a new perspective.


When it premiered at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, audiences were riveted and Oprah Winfrey acquired its broadcast rights. Don’t miss it!


All screenings will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion.


Tickets can be reserved by calling The Labia at 021 424 5927 or The Bioscope at 01 000 70119. We strongly recommended that you reserve tickets to avoid disappointment.


This event is presented by the Labia, The Bioscope, Feministssa.com and While You Were Sleeping, a Cape Town-based non-profit film collective committed to bringing progressive, non-mainstream documentaries with important social, political and environmental messages to South African audiences.



The Labia:
021 424 5927

The Bioscope:

Tel: 01 000 70119





Official film website:



One response to “Miss Representation

  1. Good lookin’ out for theLadies. We males have a tendency to disregard the fairer sex, in our vain attempts to conquer the planet. So, yeah keep ya worx up and just know that WE don’t all have it in for y’all. Loooove y’all Women too much! And that’s why you gotta help me kick out stupid ol’ men from the media houses, cos I’ll believe a lie faster from a Woman than I will receive the truth from a Media man. Y’all dig?

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