by Kathy Barbini & Big Voice Pictures, 2010
This powerful and moving documentary tells the stories of three courageous men, two white and one African American, who have found healing for themselves and helped many others (Asian American, Latino, and gay men are also featured). It is an insightful, wise and compassionate film that perfectly balances storytelling and reflection on issues affecting all men sexually abused as boys, including struggles with intimacy and the cycle of violence. Boys and Men Healing brings not only understanding, but great hope and inspiration, to men still struggling with the effects of sexual abuse, to those who care about them, and to anyone open to learning more about this issue. It truly has the potential to transform individuals, families and societies.
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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.