|26.02. / Friday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1|
The Mask You Live In follows boys and young men as they struggle to stay true to themselves while negotiating America’s narrow definition of masculinity. Pressured by the media, their peer group, and even the adults in their lives, our protagonists confront messages encouraging them to disconnect from their emotions, devalue authentic friendships, objectify and degrade women, and resolve conflicts through violence. These gender stereotypes interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze of identity issues boys and young men must navigate to become "real" men. Experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media also weigh in, offering empirical evidence of the "boy crisis" and tactics to combat it. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
Jennifer Siebel Newsom is a filmmaker, CEO and advocate. After graduating with honors from Stanford University and Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, she wrote, directed, and produced the 2011 award-winning documentary Miss Representation. As a result of film powerful impact, she launched The Representation Project, a non-profit organization that uses film and media as a catalyst for cultural transformation. Her second film as a director is The Mask You Live In.
The Mask You Live In
Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Jessica Congdon, Jennifer Siebel Newsom
Jessica Anthony, Jessica Congdon, Jennifer Siebel Newsom
The Representation Project
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