Boys and Men Healing is a documentary about the impact male child sexual abuse has on both the individual and society, and the importance of male survivors healing and speaking out for the well being of individuals, families, and communities. This film digs deep into the effects of boyhood sexual abuse-- shame, intimacy problems, sexual identity confusion, post-traumatic stress, depression, substance abuse, the cycle of violence and anger that plagued their lives--yet each man ultimately chose the arduous task of healing. Through counseling and support groups and taking action toward the prevention of other boys, each man is a testimony of hope and the ability for survivors to thrive. The film bursts forth with beauty and celebration of men’s emotions and voices—too long veiled under masculinity stereotypes and silence. NOTE: *Viewing films are for personal use and for in-house, non-fee based training use only. For fee-based and public trainings, contact copyright holder, Big Voice Pictures, for educational and public performance licensing.Email firstname.lastname@example.org for licensing info.)
Matthew Mendel, Ph.D. Psychologist, Author The Male Survivor: Impact of Abuse
“AN EXCELLENT FILM”
Ernesto Mujica, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalyst NYSPA Division of Psychoanalysis
“WILL HAVE A PROFOUND EFFECT“
Eileen King, Regional Director, Justice for Children
“TOUCHING AND BRAVE”
Alex Bottinelli, Resource Coordinator Vermont Network Against Domestic and Sexual Violence
“ADDRESSES CRITICAL PROBLEM OF CHILD
Rhonda Perkins, Customer Care Coordinator, Prevention Education
Eddie Farey, Law Enforcement
“USE THIS FILM TO CHANGE LAWS”
Senator Joseph Vitale, New Jersey Senate
Boys and Men Healing is a celebration of courage, the power of truth, and the power to transform. BIG VOICE PICTURES seeks to reveal truths and bring difficult issues to light for the well being of individuals, families and communities, with the intention of motivating discussion, and effecting change.
Boys and Men Healing has been screened with panel discussions worldwide, and is utilized as a tool by child abuse prevention organizations, churches, universities, counseling, rape crisis and men's centers and in prisons globally. It is utilized within military bases nationally for education and prevention on sexual assault and abuse issues. Boys and Men Healing has been broadcast on PBS stations nationally,
“I am a male sexual abuse survivor and I say this with more courage than I did the day before because of films like Boys and Men Healing. And ultimately, this film is also for boys and children, and a call to action to speak out, protect and advocate for children." - Christopher de Serres
"I predict that Boys and Men Healing will have a profound effect on the ears that are still closed to the message that we must hear, care, act and protect, especially when the voice is quiet and small."
-Eileen King, Justice for Children, Washington, D.C. Chapter
*NOTE: If you are an organization that would like to utilize Boys and Men Healing for screening in a public setting, or for a paid training or event, copyright laws require permission and licencing from Big Voice Pictures. Please contact the producers at Big Voice Pictures if this is the case.
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