tessdenton

“You Can’t Be What You Can’t See”

In Uncategorized on 2011/07/16 at 9:08 pm

How is that All-American Gal Getting Along?

As you may have noticed by now, I am a huge fan of film as literature, social commentary and thought vehicle. From my perspective, film is a quantum  forum for expanding our awareness, understanding and absorption of new information and philosophy. And film matches the pace of the world in which we live better than delving into a book.

Over the next few months, I am probably going to write about a variety of films I’ve been exposed to, because it speeds the process to getting to the chewy center of topics.

Today, I’m serving up a link to a movie titled “Miss Representation – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” (Special Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival). I hope that by simply watching the trailer to this film,  you’ll have a quantum leap in your awareness of the ways in which women continue to be portrayed in demeaning and diminishing ways. I’m not intending to get on a soap box… I’m just sharing some powerful information I gathered this week.

If you are a woman, this film is talking about you. If you are a husband, father, son or brother, this film is talking about your wives, daughters, mothers and sisters.

If a woman cannot see her sisters being treated with dignity and respect and given the opportunity to lead and lead change, then she will have difficulty imaging herself in those roles.

The link, once again: Miss Representation – You Can’t Be What You Can’t See” (Special Selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival).

As always, I welcome your comments and perspective 🙂

Make it a great week.
~ Tess
Copyright 2011
Destiny Rising, LLC
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