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National Eating Disorders Awareness Week Film Screening at Hamilton College

By Cindy McNicholl

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February 27, 2013 at 8:00 PM

Location: Kennedy Auditorium in the Taylor Science Center at Hamilton College

Event Description

In recognition of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (NEDAW), Hamilton College will present the documentary film "Miss Represented."

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film challenges the mainstream media’s limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls that make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself. The documentary includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists and academics including Condoleezza Rice, Nancy Pelosi, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow and Rosario.

NEDAW is primarily a volunteer effort, including eating disorder professionals, health care providers, students, educators, social workers and individuals committed to raising awareness of the dangers surrounding eating disorders and the need for early intervention and treatment. The goal is to ultimately prevent eating disorders while reducing the stigma surrounding them and providing better access to treatment.
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