The Gentle Man - Film Project

Abram Katz
Posted April 24, 2020 from United States
"Boys Will Be What WE Teach them"

Hello World! We are gathering research material for an upcoming documentary film, "The Gentle Man," directed by Abram Katz.

www.gentleman-film.com

www.facebook.com/gentlemanfilm

 

* 8 SURVEY QUESTIONS FOR ALL PEOPLE FROM ALL DEMOGRAPHICS *

These were originally preliminary recruiting questions from the Male Participant Questionnaire for the Gentle Man film. They were limited to male-identified youth as the project focuses on the prevention of male-perpetrated violence, but as this project has evolved, we are now asking EVERYONE to contribute their thoughts.

I wanted to open the topic up for discussion here on World Pulse since the current pilot film has been postponed due to Oregon's shelter in place order. The questions below will serve as insight and inspiration to inform the direction of the film as we adapt to the new circumstances of ‘the world on pause.’

To contribute your answers to the questions below, please email me at: [email protected] 

- How would you define a gentleman? What does the phrase 'be a man' mean? Have you ever felt that you don’t belong? Do you feel like you live up to your family’s (or guardian’s) expectations of you? Have you ever been out-of-control angry? If so, did you feel that you had the tools to deal with it? When is it okay to be violent towards someone else? How much of a role do you think society plays in how men define themselves? Why do you think people avoid talking about things like this?

 

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Tamarack Verrall
Apr 24
Apr 24

Hi Abram,
It is so heartening to know that you have been gathering information on the root of male violence toward women and girls. The world needs men brave enough to step forward and challenge the ways that men assume the right to control. These are good questions and no doubt will bring different answers from men, from those of women. They point clearly to the different messages we are given as we grow up, and different expectations, by people and by society. Are there women involved with your film? I'm going to send an email with my answers. I wish you the best with your work, and hope many men are inspired by you to work to undo male violence. Welcome to World Pulse.

Abram Katz
Apr 24
Apr 24

Tamarack,

Thank you so much for your contribution and positive feedback!

Chi8629
Apr 24
Apr 24

Thank you for sharing .
Welcome to world pluse .
Please stay safe and warm.
We love you.

Ellie E.
Apr 25
Apr 25

I really like the idea of this film project! Best of luck!

Abram Katz
Apr 25
Apr 25

Thanks, Ellie, I'm stoked on the response here.

Anita Shrestha
Apr 25
Apr 25

Thank you for sharing

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Sinyuy Geraldine
Apr 26
Apr 26

Hello Abram. This is a wonderful initiative. Thanks for sharing. Courage.

Abram Katz
Apr 26
Apr 26

Thank you Sinyuy

Vanora.Lee
May 08
May 08

Love this idea, we can see the thing through different lenses. Hope you hav received more than good enough response size. Stay safe and healthy.

Abram Katz
May 08
May 08

Thank you! Only received a few so far. Any help spreading the word is appreciated.

Vanora.Lee
May 08
May 08

Trust you have also posted into all different digital social media, right? Or you may share the post so we may help to reach out further.

Abram Katz
May 13
May 13

Thanks Vanora.Lee. Here's a Facebook Post: shorturl.at/zMRW0