The producer/directors of "Killing Us Softly" and "Still Killing Us Softly"
present a major step forward in the series ...

Cambridge Documentary Films'
Beyond Killing Us Softly: The Strength to Resist
The Impact of Media Images on Girls and Women

  NEWEST RELEASE by Academy Award Winning Filmmakers of "Defending Our Lives" to be shown
during Session III, 12:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., March 31st
"Beyond Killing Us Softly" is a documentary about the fight against the toxic and degrading messages to girls and women that dominate the media. This documentary movingly presents the ideas of many leading authorities in the fields of psychology of women and girls, eating disorders, violence against women, and media literacy, all focusing on long term solutions.

Features: Catherine Steiner Adair, Valerie Batts, Jamilla Capitman, Gail Dines, Carol Gilligan, Gloria Steinem, Amy Richards and Girls Inc.
Two Film Reviews:
"Besides presenting shocking examples of the poisons of the beauty trap, this documentary offers solutions to the problem a powerful program that should be required viewing highly recommended for girls, young women, as well as influential adults in their lives women's studies programs, violence prevention programs, media studies, child development and self esteem courses.." (Sheryl Burton, Illinois State University MC Journal,: The Journal of Academic Media)

'I loved it!!! I design media literacy programs for girls 6-18 for Girls Incorporated affiliate sites around the country. The video will be a recommended resource. It really clarifies the link between girls' self-esteem and media images of women. This is a huge topic and you did a great job. I particularly appreciate the positive focus and having girls' voices as part of the discussion-long overdue. Gail Dines rocks. Great work."( Erica Fletcher)
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