A short Essay on Men
2018 Documentary

A short Essay on Men

If men are lost, who is going to find them?



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Are men lost? is the question at the heart of this film. Man has long been considered the dominant gender. Strong, capable, independent - a lone wolf. But the world has changed. The role of the contemporary man has become uncertain. In this #metoo era, men are trapped between the things they were and the things they are supposed to be. In Canada, men commit suicide at a rate 3x that of women. Perhaps, in this space of darkness and confusion is an opportunity for clarity and new growth. Can men pick themselves up? Reach out and ask for help? Teach young boys what it means to become a man now? These are complex questions. We will not answer the unanswerable, but hope to add to a conversation that concerns us all.

The team

Such a great team! Sheona McDonald will direct, write & co-produce with the talented Erin Cumming. Simon Schneider makes amazing pictures. Sound to be captured by Joe Babcock, research & PM Jessica Linzey...+ other wonderful and creative souls.

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Sheona McDonaldDirector, Writer, Producer
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erin cummingEditor, Producer


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