BEYOND MEN AND MASCULINITY
86 mins | 2021
Beyond Men and Masculinity is the latest documentary in the project and explores the harmful expectations of masculinity and the effects they have on male behavior. The film facilitates discussions on shame, anger, and the transmission of patriarchy, and creates a dialogue around power, relationships, and diversity in gender expression.
We hope that by making these topics less taboo, we can invite more men to heal and embrace their potential.
“What impressed me was how men in the film were willing to share their intimate stories knowing they will be seen by so many people. I think this shows that men might be seeking a platform to tell their stories.”Ailin H
“After watching the film, I felt super reflective. As a kid I had difficulties. Men’s values per se aren’t bad, in fact they can be good, but they just didn’t fit with my personality.”Juan C
“I liked how the film linked masculinity to a bigger political framework.”Lindsey B
“We need to educate. The struggle is galvanizing, mobilizing the energies, the appetite for change.”Anon
“This begs the question of whether there is critical mass to engage in this disruption of patriarchy.”Anon
“Thank you for a wonderful film. Some great human insights and food for thought.”Anon
“Before I watched the film I understood masculinity through a feminist lens. This film’s focus on masculinity is very global, universal. It widened my horizon.”Amrei V
“The film constantly reminded me how gender construction is reciprocal. How we all participate in it.”Mike W
“It reminded me of growing up around my father. Not showing weakness. It’s a really important aspect and hopefully awareness on this will help men be more rounded.”Aviram A