Toronto Mediatheque


You are invited to the following FREE  fascinating event as depicted by the NFB Mediatheque, which is open to everyone:

THE BODY SERIES: Boys Will Be Boys – The Truth Behind the Hype

Thursday, December 9th at 5:30 PM (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)

FREE Hands-On Workshop and FREE Film on the Big Screen

Join us for a screening, discussion and hands-on workshop that will take you beyond stereotypes as we explore the ever-evolving definition of masculinity.

Open to everyone, this workshop invites men and women to share personal stories and experiences that have shaped their understanding of maleness. Guided by NFB facilitators, participants will learn basic techniques to create a digital story that reflects, challenges or redefines the effects of these stereotypes.

The discussion will be led by Jill Andrew, Director of the BITE ME! Toronto International Body Image Film & Arts Festival and TDSB (Toronto District School Board) Equitable & Inclusive Schools Student Equity Program Advisor, with guests Jeff Perera, Volunteer Facilitator with the White Ribbon Campaign and Co-Chairperson of the  Ryerson White Ribbon Campaign; Steve D’Alimonte, program coordinator at Leave Out ViolencE (LOVE), and LaShawn Powell, youth leader and co-host of LOVE’s weekly TV show The LOVE Project.

This event will also include a screening of the documentary Shredded (Douglas C. Taplin, 2005, 22 minutes). The film is about a group of teenage boys who want to transform their bodies so they become “shredded” like the muscle-filled bodies of their media heroes. The film reveals the risks they’re willing to take to achieve the ideal male shape and is designed to provoke discussion among men and women about body image and where lines should be drawn between healthy and dangerous behaviour.

Light refreshments will be served.

FREE. Call 416-973-3012 to register, as capacity is limited.


150 John St., Toronto, Ontario
(at the corner of John Street and Richmond Street)

Contact Info

150 John St., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5V 3C3
(at the corner of John Street and Richmond Street)

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