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Idaho State University presents film showing, panel discussion of documentary “Miss Representation” set Jan. 30

Posted January 27, 2014

A special free screening and panel discussion of the new documentary “Miss Representation” will be held at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in the Idaho State University Pond Student Union Little Wood River Room.

This award-winning film details the under-representation of women that are in positions of power and influence in America, and challenges the media’s portrayal of what it means to be a powerful woman, according to organizers. The film focuses on the misrepresented contemporary powerful woman and what misconceptions the public believe and the media perpetuate.

When the 87-minute film has finished, a panel of assistant professors, students and a former state senator will discuss the issues that were introduced in the film regarding the role of the powerful woman in America.

The panel consists of Diane Bilyeu, former Idaho Senator from district 29; Jeffrey Callen, assistant professor of political science; Candace Christensen, assistant professor of sociology; Matea Ivanovic, political science major; Terry Ownby, assistant professor of mass communications; Willow Moline, graduate teaching assistant; and Amanda Zinc, assistant professor of English.

“Miss Representation” has won the following awards: winner, 2011 Audience Award, Sonoma Film Festival; winner, 2011 Audience Award, Palo Alto International Film Festival; and winner, 2011 Movies Matter Award, Maui Film Festival.

This event is co-sponsored by the Pocatello Branch of the American Association of University Women and ISU’s Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center.

The event is free, open to the public and refreshments will be provided. For additional information, contact Linda Leeuwrik at or Naomi S. Adams at

More information about the film can be found at