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Chesterfield Career and Technical Center @Hull

13900 Hull Street Road

Midlothian, VA 23112

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Parental Note: This documentary contains language not suitable for younger family members.

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. The Mask You Live In ultimately illustrates how we, as a society, can raise a healthier generation of boys and young men.

The Chesterfield County Public Schools Office of Family and Community Engagement (FACE) will be hosting a series of documentary films, free to CCPS families February and March 2019. The documentaries selected are in alignment with the FACE mission and CCPS dedication to connect families to information through explorations of cultural competency, social-emotional, special education, and adolescent supports. The Face FWD Film Series is comprised of:

Screenagers - February 19, 2019

He Named Me Malala - February 26, 2019

The Mask You Live In - March 5, 2019

Resilience - March 12, 2019

Including Samuel - March 19, 2019

The documentaries will be screened at CTC Hull. Tickets are limited and should be reserved on Eventbrite.

More information can be found at FACEFWDFILM




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