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The Mask You Live In | Film Screening


DOCUMENTARY FILM TO SCREEN ON OCTOBER 13

presented by Joyful Heart Foundation and Hawai‘i Women in Filmmaking

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.

There will be a local screening of The Mask You Live In on October 13, at the ARTS at Marks Garage, 1159 Nu‘uanu Avenue. Doors open at 5:30 and film screening begins at 6:30. Panel discussion will follow the screening.

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.

For more information about the screening, please contact:

Pedro Haro p.haro@joyfulheartfoundation.org or

Vera Zambonelli vera@hawaiiwomeninfilmmaking.org

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