SAAM WEEK AT YBH: FILM SCREENING of THE MASK YOU LIVE IN
THE MASK YOU LIVE IN EXPLORES
AMERICA’S NARROW DEFINITION OF MASCULINITY
DOCUMENTARY FILM TO SCREEN ON TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 2019
SPONSORED BY: YOU BELONG HERE, THE ROC SHOP, AND RAYGUN CREATIVE
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. Written, produced and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2015.
Local Screening: There will be a local screening of The Mask You Live In on Tuesday April 23, 2019 at You Belong Here, 3619 El Cajon Blvd. 92104. To begin at 6:30 pm, Tickets will be sold online for $15 and at the door for $20. For additional information and questions you can reach out to email@example.com.
After the screening, there will be a panel discussion led by Nic Roc of The Roc Shop and Stacey Edelstein of Raygun Creative, featuring Francis Donald of BroActive, Sara Schairer is the Founder and Executive Director of Compassion It, and Dr. Jenn Gunsaullus, sociologist and sexologist, and TedX speaker.
The media is invited to attend the screening and cover the post-screening panel discussion. If you would like to attend, please contact Nic Roc via e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org and/or Stacy Keck, email@example.com.
The documentary presents the personal narratives of young boys and men and features experts in neuroscience, psychology, sociology, sports, education, and media, further exploring how gender stereotypes are interconnected with race, class, and circumstance. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
“Just as our culture has harmed women and girls, so too are we harming our boys, which has led to a ‘boy crisis’ in America,” said Newsom. “Our intention is that this film sparks a national conversation around masculinity and helps our boys overcome limiting stereotypes, encouraging them to stay true to themselves.”
Newsom’s first film Miss Representation premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and exposed the ways in which mainstream media contributes to the underrepresentation of women in positions of power and influence. 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 a few months later.
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. Take the pledge and join The Representation Project’s movement at www.therepresentationproject.org.