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The Mask You Live In - Documentary
The Mask You Live In is a 2015 documentary film written, directed, and produced by Jennifer Siebel Newsom. It premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival. The film explores what Newsom perceives to be harmful notions about masculinity in mainstream American culture. The film addresses similar themes on identity as Miss Representation, such as the impact of gender socialization and gender representation.

Newsom's inspiration for making the film came from becoming pregnant with her son. In an interview she said, "It was really important to me that I could nurture a son who could be true to his authentic self, who wouldn't always feel like he had to prove his masculinity. There's so much loneliness, pain, and suffering when one is pretending to be someone that they're not." Newsom raised $101,111 on Kickstarter towards making the film.

In building a statue, a sculptor doesn't keep adding clay to his subject.He keeps chiseling away at the inessentials until the truth of its creation is revealed without obstructions. Perfection is not when there is no more to add,but no more to take away.

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Watched the documentary earlier today.

Very interesting, pertaining and deeply moving.

The scene with the "mask on paper" passed around and everyone reads both cover and back of the paper. :cry: :cry:
Even just for that scene I recommend it.

Thanks for the recommendation.

Giving others the freedom to be stupid is one of the most important and hardest steps to take in spiritual progress.
Conveniently the opportunity to take that step is all around us every day.

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