OUSU is to show the 2011 American documentary film Miss Representation in Exam Schools on Saturday. The screening will be accompanied by the launch of the Lead for Equality network, described as “a collection of students who want to make steps towards political equality, together.”Several stalls representing Oxford’s various political groups will also form part of the event. The film at the centre of the afternoon is said to concern “how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in influential positions by circulating limited and often disparaging portrayals of women.” It features interviews with high profile names, such as Condolezza Rice and TV personality Lisa Ling.An advert for the event stated, “This is where change starts. Join us and be educated, inspired, motivated, and challenged on the issue of political equality in representation – in Oxford University and beyond. “This documentary is guaranteed to widen eyes. Think Michael Moore, think Morgan Spurlock, then times by ten: ‘Miss Representation’ is a comprehensive and demonstrative exploration of why the fight for equality is sill far from over,” it continued.The film premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and has reportedly led to “an important and high profile education campaign in the US.”Saturday’s event starts at 1:15pm, and tickets cost £4.
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