by Kathy Barbini & Big Voice Pictures, 2010
This powerful documentary tells the stories of courageous men from various backgrounds who have experienced sexual abuse, found healing for themselves, and helped many others. The film is an insightful and compassionate mix of storytelling and exploration into issues which may affect men sexually abused as boys, including struggles with intimacy and the cycle of violence. Boys and Men Healing brings understanding, hope, and inspiration to men still struggling with the effects of sexual abuse, and to those who care about them or anyone interested in learning more about this issue. It is a film that has the potential to transform individuals, families, and communities.
You can see excerpts below and buy the film here.
by Ethan Delavan, 2008
The men in this powerful film have a lot to teach, and the director, who’s been through it himself, does a fantastic job of letting them tell their stories and share what they’ve learned. Among films on men sexually abused as children, this one has the most psychological and therapy-related information. A diversity of men are featured – white, African American, Latino, straight and gay men who were sexually abused as children, and counselors and therapists who help men heal. They all provide many insights into the path of recovery and achieving happiness in adulthood.