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Solutions Through Film
10th Annual Black History Month Film Festival
Come and Talk with the Filmmakers!
When: Saturday, February 2nd 2:00 pm– 6:00pm
Where: AFI Silver Theater and Cultural Center
8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD
(Two blocks from the Silver Spring Metro)
Since it’s inception in 2001, the Men of Strength Club-a program of Men Can Stop Rape-has initiated projects that serve the greater community with outcome-based programming. The Goal of Solutions Through Film is to open up communication across age, race, gender and socioeconomic barriers so that we may teach, learn, empathize and create the space for social change. The establishment of this type of forum is crucial so that voices and viewpoints can be expressed, allowing future generations to thrive, free from the limitations imposed by stereotypes and uninformed judgments. Part of the day’s proceeds will go to Apne Aap Worldwide for girls in India to go to school, not brothels.
This year's featured films are
Hoodwinked by Janks Morton and Soul Food Junkies by Byron Hurt
HOODWINKED - Janks Morton is a groundbreaking International, award winning Documentarian who explores the soul of Black America. In his most recent film he asks, Are there more African American young men in prison than in college? Have we been hoodwinked? Hoodwinked turns stereotypes about African American men and women and the educational system on their heads.
SOUL FOOD JUNKIES - Byron Hurt’s Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes first premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. His much anticipated new film explores the health advantages and disadvantages of soul food, a quintessential American cuisine. Soul food will also be used as the lens to investigate the dark side of the food industry and the growing food justice movement that has been born in its wake.
Immediately following each film, there will be workshops with the filmmakers, led by Men of Strength Club members.
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When & Where
Men of Strength Club and Men Can Stop Rape
To mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men's violence against women.
To institutionalize primary prevention of men’s violence against women through sustained initiatives that generate positive, measurable outcomes in populations throughout the world.
Men Can Stop Rape seeks to mobilize men to use their strength for creating cultures free from violence, especially men’s violence against women. In 1997, the founders of Men Can Stop Rape pioneered a different way of addressing the epidemic of violence against women. Though the majority of violent acts against women are committed by men, the vast majority of prevention efforts are risk-reduction and self-defense tactics directed at women. The founders wanted to shift the responsibility of deterring harm away from women by promoting healthy, nonviolent masculinity. Their vision offered a plan for prevention that outlines positive, proactive solutions to engaging men as allies, inspiring them to feel motivated and capable to end men’s violence against women.
More than a decade later, Men Can Stop Rape continues to mentor male youth and successfully mobilize them to prevent men’s violence against women and other men; inspire young men to create their own positive definitions of masculinity, manhood, and strength; develop healthy relationships with others; embrace the concept of personal responsibility; work in partnership with female peers; and do their part to end violence and build safe communities. Men Can Stop Rape has grown tremendously in capacity and scope – inspiring a new generation of leaders for change across the country. The young men come to understand the complex ways that stereotypical notions of race, gender, and sexual orientation can restrict definitions of masculinity, and how creating broader, more equitable definitions benefit both themselves and other women and girls.