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The Mask You Live In (2015)

Not Rated | | Documentary, News | 25 January 2015 (USA)
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Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.
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Joe Herman ... Himself - Coach and Former NLF Player
Michael Kimmel ... Himself - Sociologist and Educator (as Dr. Michael Kimmel)
Caroline Heldman ... Herself - Political Scientist and Educator (as Dr. Caroline Heldman)
Tony Porter ... Himself - Educator and Activist
Roman Sarlo ... Himself
Mike Nelson ... Himself
Cleo Cloman ... Himself
Borey Ai ... Himself
Nghiep Lam ... Himself
Curtis Carroll ... Himself
Tommy Winfrey ... Himself
Ian Breckenridge-Jackson ... Himself
Lisa Elliott ... Herself - Neuroscientist (as Dr. Lise Eliot)
Michael G. Thompson ... Himself - Psychologist (as Dr. Michael G. Thompson)
Nadine Burke ... Herself - Pediatrician (as Dr. Nadine Burke-Harris)
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Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it. Written by Anonymous

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A Máscara Em Que Você Vive  »

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End card: «This film is dedicated to all of the boys and men we know and love who inspire us daily with their courage and conviction to stay true to themselves.» See more »

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Edited from Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) See more »

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Man Up
Written by Soren Vedsgaard Christensen, Per Molgaard Jorgensen, Allan Fjeldgaard and Steffen Westmark
Performed by The Blue Van
Courtesy of Iceberg Records A/S
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Interesting and well done documentary
17 December 2016 | by See all my reviews

This documentary gave an interesting insight into the psychological concepts of masculinity, while presenting an interesting look into the concepts of why men act the way they do. It was even more interesting watching a documentary focused on boys and men, and the ways in which family and society contribute to aggressive masculinity. It gives a broader view to this issue by using a wide spectrum ranging from young boys to troubled young men to older criminals and male activists. I thought the documentary itself presented a very thorough view into the way in which males from a young age are constantly effected by outside sources to enhance their masculinity through aggression, sports, sexism, etc. to prove their own maleness. The documentary did this with emotion and humanity, using the many boys and men throughout to make this documentary stand out as something real while also speaking to the viewer. The documentary itself was very informative without ever getting boring, and dealt well with sensitive topics while helping the viewer feel that there is more to be done to help our boys and men.


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