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Men's Studies

A Gathering of Men.

Bill Moyers interviews Robert Bly about the confusion men feel today about their roles in society and in their inner lives. Alternates between this interview and a workshop in which Bly leads a group of 100 men into a deeper understanding of their own grief. c1990. 90 min.

A Man, When He is a Man: El Hombre, Cuando es el Hombre.

Set in Costa Rica, illuminates the social climate and cultural traditions which nurture "machismo" and allow the domination of women to flourish in Latin America. Spanish with English subtitles. 1982. 66 min.

Afghan Muscles.

In war-ravaged post-Taliban Kabul, Afghanistan young men have discovered the art of bodybuilding and dream of muscle, honour and fame. Once barely tolerated by the Taliban, bodybuilding gyms and clubs are sprouting up throughout the country. Today, competitions take place in the open -- in overcrowded halls where contestants strut their stuff before enthusiastic audiences of robed bearded men who fervently cheer for their favorites. Directed by Andreas M. Dalsgaard. Dist. Cinema Guild. 2007. 59 min.

Blink.

Once a fanatical rising star in the white supremacist movement, Greg Winthrow grapples with a legacy of hatred handed down across generations in this haunting documentary. The film reveals how class divisions are masked by racial confict and follows the intense, angry and breathtakingly resourceful Winthrow as he grapples with his own redemption from a heritage of violence. 1998. 58 min.
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Boys Will Be Men: A Documentary About Growing Up Male in America

How do boys become men? How do they learn courage, the difference between right and wrong, and the meaning of love? What hurts them, makes them violent, and sometimes kills them? This documentary explores the terrors and triumphs of growing up male in America and suggests ways to help guide the journey to adulthood. 2001. 57 min.
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Changing Culture: The Men's Movement

Men are marching on Washington, finding religion, taking on new community responsibilities, bonding with each other, weeping openly and discussing their relationships. Just what has prompted these changes in behavior? Some say it is the outcome of the feminist movement and the resulting change in male roles. Perhaps. This program profiles the new "men's movement, "explores the various reasons why men become involved in these movements and examines the implications for men and women in the 21st century. Dist.: Films Media Group. 1998. 29 min.

Crazy of You (Majnounak)

Young men from the industrial suburbs of Beirut are asked to reveal the details of their various sexual conquests. The men discuss their most memorable sexual experiences, their tactics of seduction and their views on the differences in sexual and gender roles in their social circles. A video by Akram Zaatari. 1997. 26 min.

Cut

What expectations and images do teenage boys feel pressured to conform to, and how do boys deal with these pressures? This brief, illuminating film explores an important but rarely discussed social and public health issue. A film by Elizabeth Pearson and Sally Rubin. 2003. 9 min.
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Evolution of Dad

Filmmaker and dad Dana H. Glazer explores the changing role of fatherhood through experts and fathers, exploring the phenomenon of stay-at-home dads, the working father who works long hours and people who take on the role of father for grandchildren, siblings, etc., and the corporate and legal issues involved. Directed, and edited by Dana H. Glazer 94 min.

Fatherhood USA. Dedicated, Not Deadbeat.

More often than not, the media portrays young men in tough circumstances as "deadbeat dads." Presenting powerful evidence to the contrary, this program looks at fathers in Baltimore and Boston who are seeking to break the chain of negligence, abuse, and abandonment. Issues such as welfare reform and the need for counseling are addressed, along with the benefits of community support. c2000. 57 min.

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