FILM: The Mask You Live In
The Arts and Innovation Center at Emerson SchoolMore
Research shows that compared to girls, boys in the U.S. are more likely to be diagnosed with a behavior disorder, prescribed stimulant medications, fail out of school, binge drink, commit a violent crime, and/or take their own lives. You're invited to join us for the complimentary screening of The Mask You Live In
, which illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.
This screening is open to our broad community of families and friends, regardless of school affiliation. All ages are welcome to attend, though parents should use discretion about the age appropriateness for their child.+ Register to attend+ Watch the trailer for The Mask You Live In+ More about the film on the official websiteABOUT THE FILM
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.