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The Smell of Burning Ants1994

  • 3.6
THE SMELL OF BURNING ANTS is a haunting documentary on the pains of growing up male. It explores the inner and outer cruelties that boys perpetrate and endure. The film provokes the viewer to reflect on how our society can deprive boys of wholeness. Through formative events of a boy’s life, we come to understand the ways in which men can become emotionally disconnected and alienated from their feminine side. The common dismissal that “boys will be boys” evolves into the chilling realization that boys frequently become angry, destructive and emotionally disabled men. THE SMELL OF BURNING ANTS illustrates how boys are socialized by fear, power and shame. The film is a catalyst for discussion and an opportunity to begin the process of healing the wounds of childhood.

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Remarkable, powerful, bold statement of loss shared by many men, whether they realize it or not.

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Remarkable, powerful, bold statement of loss shared by many men, whether they realize it or not.

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