New Short Film Explores Lack of Fathers In Black Community

The current statistic for Black children born out of wedlock is 70%. Current statistic for Black children raised without a father in the home/in their lives is 64%. Producers/directors Squeaky Moore and Ashley Shante have created a short film called “Father’s Day” that focuses on the 64%, in hopes to explore and spark discussion on this crucial issue in our communities. Raising promotional funds through IndieGoGo, it should hit film festivals this fall. View the trailer:

Film synopsis: Cori’s father walked out on her and her mother when she was very young.  Years later, while studying Psychology in college a professor assigns her final paper assignment to write about her relationship with her father. Cori is then forced to confront her mother about the elephant in the room, her absentee father.

For several decades the Black community has watched the numbers increase, the effects of which can be seen in interpersonal relationships and self-esteem,  The film doesn’t offer any solutions, but surely sheds a critical light on this major issue. “Because fatherlessness has become the norm, does not mean, by any means, make it right. A father to a child is a necessity not a privilege.” – Squeaky Moore & Ashley Shante

Learn more about the film’s progress, cast, and screenings HERE. Thoughts?




About Dawnavette

A Modern Renaissance Woman passionate about writing, women's issues, race relations, pop culture and music.

Posted on November 1, 2011, in Media Mavericks and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. This is a sad statistic… I wonder what black male organizations are doing to change this. I could not imagine growing up without my daddy. Feeling blessed that my daddy + momma was there.

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