Published: August 17, 2020
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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.
Click here to watch the full documentary.