Experiencing Interruptions?

I Am a Man

From the very start little boys are taught to be strong and to build up walls that tend to never come down. They are expected to never cry, never feel, never hurt, and any sign against that is perceived as “feminine” or “gay”. Without consciousness, we all contribute to this toxic masculinity and tend to forget that men are human too. They have real stories and real experiences that they feel would be belittled if shared. Talking about men who have been sexually assaulted or harassed is taboo in our society. We hear women share countless stories and see organizations coming together for women and their experiences with sexual assault yet neglect the other 10%. We never talk about the one in six males that will experience sexual assault. Terry Crews is one of the first males with a platform to come forward with a sexual assault story. Everyone was shocked. We thought, “How can this strong, black, man be a victim?” When the real question should be, why do we limit victims to one gender? Why can’t we as a society accept that men aren’t brick walls? Why was this the first time I thought about men being sexually assualted? You reading this, have the power to change these social norms and eliminate toxic masculinity. You have power in everything you say, tweet, post, and do. Raise your little boys and encourage the men in your life to feel what they’re feeling and express their emotions, because if not, how will they ever truely be heard? We have to ask ourselves, how can you expect someone to be vulnerable, when we never allow it?

  • Cerys Rotondo
  • Cerys Rotondo
  • Cerys Rotondo
  • Austin Tran
    Key Cast
  • Ethan Gutierrez
    Key Cast
  • Joshua Yeo
    Key Cast
  • Andre Cardoso
    Key Cast
  • Adam Yohannes
    Key Cast
  • Brian Kim
    Key Cast
  • Robert Rodriguez
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student, Web / New Media
  • Runtime:
    2 minutes 37 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    New York
    United States
    April 15, 2019
Distribution Information
  • National Coalition Against Censorship
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand, Pay Per View, Hotel, Airline, Ship, Theatrical, Video / Disc, Free TV, Paid TV, Console / Handheld Device
Director Biography - Cerys Rotondo

Cerys was born in raised in Southern California. From about 3 years old, she has always enjoyed the arts. From painting to making videos to look back on, Cerys loves the idea that art can take her back to her favorite memory or to another place she’s never discovered. Cerys plans on attending Cerritos College in the fall semester where she will be pursuing her passion for film.

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