- Film Festival
Following on the heels of the devastating scandal rocking Penn State, male sexual abuse, a topic long swept under the rug, has come to the forefront of the American conscious. Philadelphia Film Society is proud to partner with the Philadelphia Children's Alliance and Malesurvivor.org to present the incredible documentary BOYS AND MEN HEALING followed by a Q&A.
BOYS AND MEN HEALING is a documentary about the impact the sexual abuse of boys has on both the individual and society, and the importance of healing and speaking out for male survivors to end the devastating effects. The film portrays stories of three courageous non-offending men whose arduous healing helped them reclaim their lives—while giving them a powerful voice to speak out, and take bold action toward prevention for other boys. The film includes a support group of men and is testimony to the importance of men finding safe places to support one another and share their stories together. The film was produced in association with the International Documentary Association.
The Screening will be followed by a Q&A Session with:
Jim Struve, LCSW, Co-Chair, MaleSurvivor Weekends of Recovery
Chris Anderson, Executive Director of MaleSurvivor
Rhett Hackett, Survivor and Motivational Speaker
Chris Kirchner, Executive Director of Philadelphia Children’s Alliance