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What a girl wants

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Summary:During the spring of 2000, eleven girls aged 8 to 16 from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds and two classrooms of middle and high school students were interviewed about their views on media culture and its impact on their lives. Their responses provide the central theme of the film, a half-hour examination of how the media presents girls which juxtaposes footage culled from a typical week of TV broadcasting with original interviews.
Creator:Massie, Liz
Buzzell, Matthew
Bricca, Jacob
CHC Productions
Provider:Media Education Foundation
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States
Place of origin – Region:Massachusetts
Place of origin – Settlement:Northampton
Topical subjects:Girls -- United States -- Psychology
Teenage girls -- United States -- Psychology
Teenage girls in popular culture -- United States
Body image in adolescence -- United States
Mass media and teenagers -- United States
Mass media -- Social aspects -- United States
Genre:Documentary films
Repository:Nonprint Media Services
Browse terms:Women's Studies
Broadcasting, Communications
Films@UM Browse terms:Women's Studies
Gender Studies
Broadcasting, Mass Media
American Culture, History
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