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KNOXVILLE—Area teen girls are invited to the screening and discussion of “Miss Representation,” a documentary film that links the media’s portrayal of women to the dearth of women in leadership positions.

The 3:30 p.m., February 28, screening will be at Hodges Library at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1015 Volunteer Blvd. Guided group discussions will take place at 5:30 p.m.

Another screening will take place at 6:30 p.m.

Both showings are free and open to the public, although the first is geared toward teens.

“Miss Representation” exposes how mainstream media portrayals of women and girls contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America—and arms the viewer with a new perspective. It uses stories from teenage girls and interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Margaret Cho, Rosario Dawson, and Gloria Steinem.

The documentary covers some challenging topics. Parents and group leaders are advised to preview the trailer before making plans to attend.

Seating is limited to 150. Anyone planning to bring a group of ten or more, or anyone needing disability-related accommodations, should contact Rachel Radom, or 865-974-6107, as soon as possible.

The screenings are sponsored by the YWCA, the Feminist Action Collective, the UT Libraries, Department of Sociology, College of Social Work, and the Center for the Study of Social Justice.