This Week on TV: Masculinity Under the Microscope

This Week on TV: Masculinity Under the Microscope

Fathers' Day is Sunday, June 19

  • Posted on: 13 June 2016
  • By: lily

Featuring shorts from CCTV's Youth Production Program

Saturday June 18, 7:20-8pm and Sunday June 19, 3:55-4:20pm on Channel 9, including:

A Hero In Disguise, a film by Ranea Riley-Walker on her relationship with her stepfather.

Man To Media, a documentary focusing on college student Luis Vasquez and his journey to becoming a journalist, with his father as a role model. Produced by Daniela Cabrera Soto, Jessica liong, and Sahil Sheikh during CCTV's Summer Media Institute, 2015.

Father, a poetic narrative by Wilgens Metelus about what it's like to grow up without a father figure.

And by Remi Jones: Living With Cancer, exploring his father's life with cancer and how he's beating it, and Growing Up Down South, about his dad's childhood growing up in Savannah, Georgia.

And more media on the them of fathers, men, and masculinity:

From beloved storyteller Brother Blue: Daddy Teach Me How To Pray and Brick and Daddy. Saturday June 18 at 12pm and 8pm, Sunday June 19 at 1pm.

From NeighborMedia's Cambridge Uncovered series, Men's Health and Racial Disparities: Certain medical conditions, such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes, disproportionately affect minority populations in the U.S. NeighborMedia correspondent Maurice Wilkey delves into the issue of men's health and racial disparities, as he interviews local experts and residents on the topic. In the first segment of the show, Wilkey sits down with Albert Pless, program manager of the Men's Health League, and Dr. Jeremy Keller, a physician with Cambridge Health Alliance, to gain some insight into the problem. He then speaks with Derek Arledge, a trainer and coordinator for CHA's Men's Health Program, as well as Herman Lee Manigo, a health league participant, to talk about healthy lifestyle choices. In accompanying roll-ins, Wilkey provides provides information on statistics and resources for the community, as well as takes to a local barbershop to interview men about their well-being and understanding of health disparities among men of color. Sunday June 19 at 2pm.

Tough Guise, by Jackson Katz and The Media Education Foundation, examines the relationship between pop-cultural imagery and the social construction of masculine identities in the U.S. at the dawn of the 21st century. How can widespread violence in American society be understood as part of an ongoing crisis in masculinity? Friday June 17 at 6pm, Saturday June 18 at 2:25pm and 10pm.

Dreamworlds 3: Desire, Sex, and Power in Music Video from Sut Jhally and The Media Education Foundation, a look at the warped world of music video. Ranging across hundreds of images and stories from scores of music videos, Jhally uncovers a dangerous industry preoccupation with reactionary ideals of femininity and masculinity, and shows how these ideals have glamorized a deeply sexist worldview in the face of the women's movement and the fight for women's rights. Friday June 17 at 7pm, Saturday June 18 at 3:50pm and 9pm.

This weekend is also the annual Greek Festival in Central Square.

The celebration takes place at Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Church on Magazine Street, Friday June 17 through Sunday 19.

Footage from the 2010 festivities will play on Channel 8 Friday June 17 at 4:25pm, Saturday June 18 at 10pm, and Sunday June 19 at 5pm, and on Channel 96 Friday June 17 at 1:30pm, Saturday June 18 at 9:30am, and Sunday June 19 at 10:25pm.

June's LGBT Pride month celebrations continue on Channel 8:

With an episode of the Gendervision series, on Being Transgender, Myths and Youth Issues: Hosts Gordene and Nancy carefully review the difference between sex and gender, as well as some of the basics of gender identity and expression. Then, an interview with Grace Sterling Stowell, director of BAGLY, the Boston Alliance of Gay, Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender Youth on some of the issues that trans youth face, and some of the most popular myths about being transgender.

And, an episode from the Senior Scene series from NewTV, which brings together a panel to discuss issues pertaining to the senior LGBT community.

Tune in to watch on Channel 8, Tuesday June 14 at 6pm, Wednesday June 15 at 10am, Thursday June 16 at 9pm, Friday June 17 at 9am, and Sunday June 19 at 8pm.