Day 144 The Mask You Live In
It's the end of fall semester, my grades are in. This normally means that I need to start reading again. What happened to my daily reading? I got caught up in all the other things I needed to do like battle traffic, go observe lessons, grade papers, sleep. So this is my day to start it up again and I just spent an hour and a half watching this. It was time well spent.
Siebel Newsom, J. (Producer, Director). (2015). The mask you live in [Motion picture]. United States: The Representation Project.
What is Sacred:
This documentary is currently streaming on Netflix. This documentary follows young men and boys as they struggle to navigate the hyper masculinity that is American society. It talks about how to raise a "healthier" generation of young men. The consequences of not doing so will continue to create a society where we outlive our children.
Connections to Current/Future Work:
I definitely want to use this as one of my film study pieces for my introduction to middle/secondary education. Perhaps pair this with Kumu Hina as a way to start dialogue in the block 1 practicum. We will see because I do not run that practicum.