Boys and Men Healing is an American documentary about the impact of male sexual abuse on both the individual and society, and the importance and power of healing and speaking out by men for the well being of individuals, families, and communities. The film portrays courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives, speak out, while taking action toward prevention for other boys. The film is an important statement promoting a societal shift from cycles of abuse to cycles of healing for males, and is a bold voice revealing a secret crime that effects us all, while pointing the way toward hope and solutions.
This is a film that digs deep into the issues and effects related to male child sexual abuse, yet bursts forth with the beauty and celebration of men’s emotions and voices that transform—too long veiled under masculinity stereotypes and silence. Jim Hopper, Founding Board Member, 1in6.org states: “Kathy Barbini’s film has the potential to transform those stories and voices into healing –not only for individuals but also for families, communities, and even societies”.
Boys and Men Healing is produced by Big Voice Pictures in association with The International Documentary Association, is a prophetic call-to-action and answer the need for prevention and educational resources for male survivors. The documentary joins with others leading the way in breaking silence and paving new and healthier roads for boys and men.