FREE TO STREAM FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 – SUNDAY, OCTOBER 25. REGISTRATION REQUIRED.
Paper Tigers is being made available as a part of this year’s Masculinity Forum: Improving Outcomes for Young Men and Masculine-Identified Youth in Tucson, which is taking place through zoom on October 25, 26, and 28
All registrants who view the film are invited to attend the following panel discussion on Sunday night October 25, from 7pm – 8:30pm: Masculinity & Trauma with Ashanti Branch: Trauma-Informed Approaches to Gender Justice.
Paper Tigers is an intimate look into the lives of selected students at Lincoln High School, an alternative school that specializes in educating traumatized youth. Set amidst the rural community of Walla Walla, WA, the film intimately examines the inspiring promise of Trauma Informed Communities – a movement that is showing great promise in healing youth struggling with the dark legacy of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES).
Every year, millions of unloved and traumatized youth enter adulthood with damaged brains and hearts. They are highly predisposed to die from self-destructive behaviors, and highly likely to continue the cycle of abuse. Even those who do not engage in self destructive behaviors are highly predisposed to get cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, and immune disorders. But there is hope. Simply put, it is cheaper to heal than to punish. Paper Tigers takes a look at what is possible. (Dir. by James Redford, 102 mins, 2015, USA, Not Rated)