Princeton Academy of the Sacred Heart is proud to host a free public screening and discussion of the documentary The Mask You Live In on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. in the McPherson Athletic and Convocation Center (MACC). Princeton Academy's vision to lead a national reinvention of boys' education for a new generation of enlightened men is at the heart of this event and our brave discussion about masculinity and raising sons. Please reserve your seat by clicking here.
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.
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.
Using film as a catalyst for cultural transformation, The Representation Project inspires individuals and communities to challenge and overcome limiting stereotypes so that everyone, regardless of gender, race, class, age, sexual orientation or circumstance can fulfill their human potential. Take the pledge and join The Representation Project's movement at www.therepresentationproject.org.