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About Men

Directed by Maja Bugge
For the first time, a woman and her camera enters a men's group

Overview

Genre
Anthropology, Social Issues, Society, Contemporary Issues, and Culture
Synopsis

Never before has a filmmaker been accepted into a men's group, where everything that is said in the room stays in the room. Never before has a woman filmed men expressing themselves in an emotionally risky manner. ABOUT MEN is an unprecedented documentary film reflecting on the current state of men.

The film portrays Chris, Robert, Wayne and Thomas who are on their individual journeys toward realizing their purposes in life. Six months after joining the group, rookie Chris frees himself from the burden of his estranged father, while the group’s oldest member, Robert, reaches for courage to embrace his relationship to his girlfriend. For Wayne and Thomas, the group is the ultimate support, as Wayne faces the loss of his business and Thomas faces the loss of his father.

Stage
finished
Running time
71 minutes

Credits

  • Dan Doty ... Associate Producer
  • Joshua Vest ... Assistant Camera
  • Maja Bugge ... Director
  • Nikolaj Harmon ... Second Camera, Assistant Director
  • Tarek Fouda ... Sound Design
  • Lars Mygind ... Associate Producer
  • Anant Srinath ... Executive Producer

Production Details

Prod. Co.
EMBEE PRODUCTIONS
Country
United States
Years of Production
2012-13
Locations
Idaho, US

Distribution Details

Release year
2014
Festivals
Göttingen Ethnographic International Film Festival
Distribution
Maja Bugge
Language
English

Photos

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