How To Be A Man
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How To Be A Man

How To Be A Man


Published: August 17, 2020 1 0 70
By: El Concepcion, Columbia College Chicago
Category: Film & Television
Hashtags: #documentaries #Documentary #Editing #Film #shortdocumentary #Shortfilm #Video

How To Be A Man was inspired by my experiences with machismo, or hyper masculinity, within the Latino community. It is also my first award-winning film, it won Best Documentary at the Our Voices Youth Film Festival in Vancouver, Canada.

I wanted to make the piece more general in terms of who the audience was so the co-director and I decided to make the topic broader because of just how important this message was and still is. Personally, I was tired of seeing this idea that men cant feel emotions perpetuated by society and in mainstream media at the time, so I decided to make a short documentary on the experiences that men face and have to deal with when grappling with these issues.

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