Trained In the Ways of Men
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"Please don't. I have a family..." were her last words. The powerful documentary Trained in the Ways of Men explores the controversial events surrounding the violent murder of Gwen Araujo in Newark, California—a murder that shocked the country when it made national headlines. From CNN to The New York Times, the case attracted famous attorneys, spawned a made-for-TV movie, compelled almost 1000 people to attend Gwen Araujo's memorial service and thousands more to march in the streets demanding justice. Trained in the Ways of Men is an exploration of the provocative complexities of gender identity; what does it mean to be a man or a woman? Leaving no stone unturned, Director Shelly Prevost scrupulously examines the murder trial and provides numerous interviews with Gwen Araujo's mother Sylvia and the attorneys involved in the case. Trained in the Ways of Men ultimately encourages us to turn the camera on ourselves and unearth our own buried prejudices and fears.
What a terrible documentary!
This so-called documentary wasn't about Gwen; it was about her mother and the attorneys. I didn't get to learn a thing about Gwen. It was an insult to Gwen's memory. I regret buying this documentary. So do yourself a favor and don't waste your money.
....you may say that i'm a dreamer/but i'm not the only one/i hope someday you'll join us/and the world will be as one...