Imposter Series

Imposter Film Series

Feel like you're faking it?

A shocking number of women in all career paths and at every level are unable to internalize their success and accomplishments, and feel as though they’re faking it – imposters in their own lives and careers. While the imposter syndrome is not unique to women, we often unconsciously overcompensate with crippling perfectionism, through over-preparation, and by withholding talents and opinions. Success is dismissed as luck, timing, or as a result of deceiving others into thinking we’re more competent than we believe ourselves to be.
 
The Imposter Syndrome Film Series will connect local women in conversation about women’s issues and rights, confidence and economic empowerment to encourage authenticity, ownership and support of our success.

Part 3

Half the Sky Part 2

March 30th 2016 • 6:30pm

Half the Sky

When: 6:30pm

Where: The Bookshelf Cinema - 41 Quebec Street (2nd Floor)

Tickets: $15 - available at the door.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Directors, activists, and two time Pulitzer Prize winnersNicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn confront female oppression head-on in this moving documentary, filmed in over 10 Countries. Half the Sky tells the story of courageous women across the world.
With commentary from celebrity activists such as Meg Ryan and Diane Lane, this film details the movement of overcoming female oppression on a global scale.

Part 2

Half the Sky Part 1

January 25th 2015 • 6:30pm

Half the Sky

When: 6:30pm

Where: The Bookshelf Cinema - 41 Quebec Street (2nd Floor)

Tickets: $15 - available at the door.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Directors, activists, and two time Pulitzer Prize winnersNicholas Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn confront female oppression head-on in this moving documentary, filmed in over 10 Countries. Half the Sky tells the story of courageous women across the world.
With commentary from celebrity activists such as Meg Ryan and Diane Lane, this film details the movement of overcoming female oppression on a global scale.

Part 1

Miss Representation

Past screening (October 2015)

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When: 6:30pm

Where: The Bookshelf Cinema - 41 Quebec Street (2nd Floor)

Tickets: $15 - Advanced Tickets available at The Bookshelf or Innovation Guelph. Tickets will also be available at the door.

WATCH THE TRAILER

Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Miss Representation exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America.

Miss Representation includes stories from teenage girls and provocative interviews with politicians, journalists, entertainers, activists, and academics like Lisa Ling, Nancy Pelosi, Condoleezza Rice, Katie Couric, Rachel Maddow, Rosario Dawson, Jackson Katz, Jean Kilbourne, and Gloria Steinem. The film offers startling facts and statistics to leave audiences shaken and armed with a new perspective.

“I made Miss Representation because we live in a society where media is the most persuasive force shaping cultural norms, and the collective message the media send to our young women and men is that a woman’s value lies in her youth, beauty, and sexuality, and not in her capacity as a leader,” Newsom said. “I wanted to shed a light on this problem, because if we don’t question that thinking and work to change it, we are going to continue to be marginalized.”

In response to overwhelming public demand for ongoing education and social action in support of the film’s message, Newsom founded the organization that has become The Representation Project in April 2011.Using film as a catalyst for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance can fulfill their human potential.

Learn more about The Representation Project, including our second film The Mask You Live In and guidance on how to join the movement, at www.therepresentationproject.org.