Men with Beards

(Canada, 2013, 80 mins, Blu-ray Disc)


There are men, and then there are men with beards. This documentary explores what it means for a guy to stop shaving and show your true face to the world. It’s not as easy as it looks! In fact for many men growing a beard is a challenge and even a rite of passage, a time when they reclaim their masculinity despite suspicion and derision from colleagues, bosses, friends and loved ones. If the results can be hairy - especially when confronted with a bowl of soup - they can also prove revelatory, opening up new channels of self expression and even sensuality.