“Red Monster,” seeks to illuminate the racial and psychological dimensions of sexual trauma in the lives of urban, African-American men. A 17 year-old male named Malik shares his story by wading through the emotional currents of his personal experience as a victim of chronic childhood sexual abuse. The impact of trauma leaves its imprint on Malik’s mind body and soul. The narratives that surface during his monologue affect the ways in which he views himself, his relationships and the world. Malik challenges viewers to appreciate trauma related responses and the socio-cultural context in which African American males lives are embedded.
Disclaimer: Some of the topics in this film can be triggering to members in the
audience due to specific content such as: sexual assault. Since these can be
sensitive topics to discuss, it is important to create a safe space for discussion. If someone is concerned for themselves, a friend or family member, please refer to a local agency.