The documentary Beyond Men and Masculinity explores the negative impact of traditional masculinity on men’s mental and emotional health, as well as its broader societal implications. It advocates for a redefined version of masculinity based on vulnerability, compassion, and equality. The experts in the documentary emphasize the need for men to express their emotions, challenge traditional gender norms, and create a more just and equitable society. By redefining masculinity, the documentary envisions a future where men can thrive beyond rigid expectations and embrace their authentic selves, leading to improved mental health, reduced violence, and stronger communities.

Author Biography

Dr. Raheleh AkhaviZadegan is an English Literature Teacher Educator at International American School of Cancun, Mexico. She completed her Ph.D. in 2019 at the University of Tehran. A seasoned educator and scholar with 20 years of experience in the field of English language and literature learning and teaching, she is also a prolific writer and researcher, publishing numerous articles in peer-reviewed journals. She can be reached at www.linkedin.com/in/raheleh-akhavizadegan and rahelehakhavizadegan@gmail.com.