Daddy Don’t Go Documentary Highlights Economic Challenges Facing Fathers
Film to Be Featured at the White House This Summer
Released by Kristina Iodice, DHS Public Information Officer, elpasoco.com
The challenges low income, single fathers face will be the focus of a special presentation of the documentary film Daddy Don’t Go on June 15, 2016, 6pm, in the Centennial Hall auditorium, 200 S Cascade Avenue, in Colorado Springs CO.
Following the film showing, there will be a short discussion on the impact of fatherlessness in our community and what the community can do to help children by supporting the healthy involvement of dads in the lives of their children.
Daddy Don’t Go will be shown at the White House later this summer as part of President Obama’s National Fatherhood Initiative. The showing on June 15 of the film was made possible through a special arrangement between the film producers and the Colorado Practitioners Network for Fathers and Families.
The film has already garnered praise at several film festivals, including; Sundance, Tribeca, and DOC NYC.
“Children who are raised with the involvement of fathers are likely to have more positive childhoods and successful adulthoods,” Commissioner Chair Dennis Hisey said. “This film is just one way that the Center on Fathering tirelessly works to strengthen, encourage and support fathers to be actively and positively involved in the care and development of their children.”
The Center on Fathering, in partnership with Young Williams Child Support Services and Discover Goodwill, hope the film will increase awareness of the struggles fathers often face, especially when compounded by poverty and unemployment. The dedication of the men in facing what at times seem like overwhelming odds, is a reminder of how strong the love between a parent and child can be, and how critically important that bond is for the child and ultimately for the future of our community.
For more information, see the El Paso County, Colorado event notice.
For film updates or scheduled screenings, visit the film Facebook page.