Genres: Documentary
Duration: 97 minutes
Availability: Worldwide
Director: Jennifer Siebel Newsom


The Mask You Live In 

THE MASK YOU LIVE IN follows boys and young men as they struggle to negotiate America’s narrow definition of masculinity.

The film illustrates how gender stereotypes are reinforced by media, peers, and adults, and interconnect with race, class, and circumstance, creating a maze 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“…the ultimate message is one of hope; if kids can be raised to reject outdated/limiting roles, we can all help boys forge new identities as men, husbands, friends, and fathers.”—Common Sense Media

Official Selection – SUNDANCE Film Festival
Official Selection – SHEFFIELD Film Festival
Official Selection – CINEQUEST Film Festival

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