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The Mask You Live In - Trailer

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    >> Stop crying
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    >> Stop with the tears
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    >> Don't cry
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    >> Pick yourself up
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    >> Stop with the emotions
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    >> Don't be a pussy
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    >> Don't let nobody disrespect you
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    >> Be cool
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    >> And be kind of a dick
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    >> Always keep your mouth shut
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    >> Nobody likes a tattle-tale
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    >> Bros come before hoes
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    >> Don't let your woman run your life.
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    >> You're a bitch.
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    >> What a fag.
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    >> Get laid.
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    >> Do something.
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    >> Be a man.
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    >> Be a man!
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    >> Grow some balls!
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    >> The 3 most destructive words
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    that every man receives
    when he is a boy,
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    is when he's told to be a man.
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    >> We've constructed an
    idea of masculinity
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    in the United States
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    that doesn't give young boys
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    a way to feel secure in their masculinity.
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    So, we make 'em go prove it all the time.
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    >> Within their peer group culture
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    each of them is posturing
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    based on how the other
    boys are posturing,
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    and what they end up missing
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    is what they each really want,
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    which is just that closeness.
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    >> In good times guys are,
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    like, really close to each other,
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    but when things get a little bit worse
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    you're on your own.
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    >> From middle school
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    I had four really close friends.
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    Once I went kind of went into high school,
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    I struggled finding people I can talk to
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    because I feel like I'm not supposed to get help.
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    >> Our kids get up every morning.
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    They have to prepare their mask
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    for how they're going to walk to school.
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    A lot of our students don't know how
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    to take the mask off.
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    What is it you don't let people see?
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    Almost 90% of you have pain and anger
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    on the back of that paper.
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    >> If you never cry
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    then you have all these feelings
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    stuffed up inside of you,
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    and then you can't get them out.
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    >> They really buy into a culture
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    that doesn't value what we feminized.
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    If we're in a culture that doesn't value caring,
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    doesn't value relationships,
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    doesn't value empathy,
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    you are going to have boys and girls,
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    men and women go crazy.
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    >> I had anger issues in high school.
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    I felt like an outcast.
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    I've been suspended at least once
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    every year I was here.
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    We would just look for trouble
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    and just like, try to fight.
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    >> Boys are more likely to act out,
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    they're more likely to become aggressive.
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    Most people miss that as depression,
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    or see it as a conduct disorder,
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    or just a bad kid.
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    >> I felt like just giving up on life,
    you know,
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    see I had suicide thoughts
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    in my head in sixth grade.
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    >> I felt alone for-for a long time,
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    and I actually thought about killing myself.
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    >> Whether it's homicidal violence,
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    or suicidal violence,
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    people resort to such desperate behavior,
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    only when they are feeling
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    shamed and humiliated,
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    or feel they would be
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    if they didn't prove that they were real men.
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    >> If you're told from day one
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    'don't let nobody disrespect you',
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    and 'this is the way you handle it as a man',
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    respect is linked to violence.
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    >> If I can man up,
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    why step down from that,
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    you feel me?
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    >> It's like instinct.
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    >> So man up!
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    >> Man up.
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    >> Man up.
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    >> Man up.
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    >> Grow some fucking balls!
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    >> Act like a man.
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    >> Be a man.
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    >> Be a man!
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    >> For my kids,
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    I was gonna end this
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    hyper masculine narrative here.
Τίτλος:
The Mask You Live In - Trailer
Περιγραφή:

From the team behind Miss Representation. Coming in 2014, an exploration of American masculinity.
http://facebook.com/themaskyoulivein

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Video Language:
English
Team:
Volunteer
Duration:
03:10

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