MISS REPRESENTATION Season 11 Finale & Fundraiser with Bridges for Women, May 14, 2014

This post published on March 14, 2014

Read through the Storify archive of the event here! Includes photos, post-screening discussion video, tweets, links and more!

We are excited to announce our Season 11 finale, a Special Fundraising event in partnership with the amazing Bridges for Women! Don’t miss this dynamic screening and discussion in celebration of women and leadership! Read below to find out about the great film, pithy discussion, fab silent auction, grand prize draw, local eats and treats and a fun photo booth. It’s going to be off the charts!

Download the media release here: OPEN CINEMA Miss Representation MediaRelease.

poster for OPEN CINEMA and Bridges for Women special fundraising screening of MISS REPRESENTATION May 14, 2014

MISS REPRESENTATION Trailer – a documentary by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. This award-winning film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in North America. The film challenges the media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.

While women have made great strides in leadership over the past few decades, Canada is still 54th in the world for women in national legislatures (at 25%), women hold only 4% of clout positions in mainstream media and 65% of women and girls have disordered eating behaviours.

Stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics, like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson and Gloria Steinem build momentum as Miss Representation accumulates startling facts and statistics that will leave the audience shaken and armed with a new perspective. Find out more about the film.


Can’t join us live? Join our #MissRep Tweetchat and Facebook discussion.

We’ll be engaging online on the topic of #womensrights, #politics and #media, starting at 6pm PST.

ADMISSION by donation $20 suggested.


Donations over $20 will receive a tax receipt from Bridges for Women for 50% of the donated amount.

This is our annual fundraising event and your support for our community engagement programming is greatly appreciated (and well-needed!). Bridges for Women have created a Canada Helps page for our event, so please consider donating to support both of our organizations. 

Donate to OPEN CINEMA and Bridges for Women

We welcome your donations to support the community building work of both OPEN CINEMA and Bridges for Women. Please DONATE HERE, and contact us for more information or to donate a silent auction item.

Download the silent auction request letter.

Here’s an incomplete list of silent auction items to whet your appetite! Please contact us to add your name to this list!

Get Your Photo Taken at our Photo Booth!

Much appreciation to Derek Ford Photography for donating his time and creativity and expertise to our fun-raising event!

Photo BoothFINAL

We are honoured to partner with Bridges for Women!

logo for Bridges for WomenBridges for Women is a gutsy, innovative, heart-centered community agency. Our trauma-informed employment training and supportive programs inspire women affected by trauma, violence, abuse or neglect to reclaim their lives and build economic security. As the founder of the Bridging Employment Services Model, Bridges draws on its research and expertise in the impacts of abuse on employability to provide education, training and consulting to community agencies, partners, employers and governments. Find out more about Bridges for Women


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