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Liberated

Benjamin Nolot

5 mins

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Liberated explores how pop culture and toxic gender expectations contribute to instances of rape and violence during Spring Break, and how both women and men come to harm as a result.

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Liberated

Liberated

by Benjamin Nolot

Overview

Spring Break is often romanticized as a time to enjoy carefree youth. But visiting college students on break in Florida reveals a darker side: men trying to have sex with as many women as possible, women under pressure to perform as sex objects, and a generally transactional attitude towards sex.

Benjamin Nolot is known for his documentaries from the perspective of a Christian activist. In this film, Nolot explores how sexual attitudes encouraged by pop culture contribute to the problem of sexual violence. Through interviews with experts and cultural figures, Liberated asks us to reconsider our ideas of social worth and the messages that we send to young people.

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When I embrace the dignity of women, I'm no longer being held hostage to these rigid norms that define manhood. So, when I'm promoting freedom for women, I'm promoting freedom for me.

- Tony Porter, Cofounder of A Call To Men

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