American-Scandinavian Foundation invites you to a virtual conversation between filmmaker Lo Dagerman and author Mark Greene on “Masculinity and Culture”, moderated by Benjamin Mier-Cruz on March 9.
In her documentary "The Making of a Man," filmmaker Lo Dagerman traced the journey of her father Stig Dagerman's journey to France in the 1940s immediately following WWII. Discovering the false narratives and myth-making about manly courage that had grown in response to German occupation, he penned the play "Marty’s Shadow," about a young man who becomes a victim of rampant toxic masculinity. In 2017, "Marty's Shadow" opened at August Strindberg Repertory Theater in New York; when Lo Dagerman interviewed the director and cast of the production, she discovered that the young actor playing the lead had his own very personal insight into toxic masculinity
Lo Dagerman will be joined by Mark Greene, whose book "The Little #MeToo Book for Men" (ThinkPlay Partners, 2018) explores how man box culture contributes directly to economic and sexual violence against women. During their conversation, Dagerman and Greene will discuss the predicament of boys and young men in the culture that shapes them. What values drive male socialization today? What is dominance-based male box culture? What is toxic masculinity and how can men withstand pressure to conform? What is the role of women in promoting toxic ideals? Why are male stereotypes still so strong?
Screening in coordination with today's discussion, "The Making of a Man" will be available as Virtual Cinema from Scandinavia House. Visit scandinaviahouse.org for info and tickets.
Please send audience questions ahead of the discussion to email@example.com. Select questions will be chosen for a Q&A following the conversation.