This event is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ Award-Winning Nonfiction Film Series, and WMHT Public Media. Panel discussion after the film.
Matt VanDyke was a recent grad with a love of videogames and action movies when he decided to embark on a “crash course in manhood.” As VanDyke worked to reshape himself, he also helped create a stunning portrait of how the ever-present cameras in our “selfie society” not only record our lives, but also craft who we become.
Drawing from more than 100 hours of VanDyke’s action-packed travel videos, director Marshall Curry (with full creative independence in the making of the film) created a riveting film that asks thorny questions about manhood, personal risk and the nature of war in the era of Facebook. (87 minutes)