Documentary Feature – “Man-Up: The Exploration of a Fatherless Nation”
It’s rather short notice, but today I received a press release and invitation to see what looks to be a rather touching documentary, Man-Up: The Exploration of a Fatherless Nation, on a subject that affects too many black children in the diaspora.
Directed by Tonia Grady of Gradygirl Productions – who is herself the mother of a little girl being raised without the presence of her father – the film seems to take into consideration the effects on the children – rather than the stance of the embittered/abandoned single mothers – exploring, if the trailer is anything to go by, the emotional, psychological and social problems that this abandonment can, and does, cause.
According to the press release:
Newark Comprehensive Center for Fathers (“Fathers Now”) has teamed up with The Newark Museum and Gradygirl Productions to present the premier of “Man Up: The Exploration of a Fatherless Nation” for FREE, tomorrow, Thursday, March 4, 6:00pm at the Newark Museum auditorium.
Well, I live in London so certaily won’t be able to make it, but if you can, then you can check this film out at:
The Newark Museum auditorium, 49 Washington Street, Newark, NJ 0710
Thursday, March 4th, 2010
5:00pm – 6:00pm VIP Reception
6:00pm Doors Open for general public
7:00pm – 8:00pm Film Screening
8:00pm – 9:00pm Panel Discussion
The post-screening panel discussion will feature film director and executive producer Tonia Grady, music industry executive and author of “Be A Father to Your Child”, Bill Stephney, Fathers Now Director, LaVar Young, and UMDNJ Fatherhood Program Director, Charles Dixon, and will be moderated by NYU Graduate student Marcus D. Harvey.
This screening is part of a 10-city tour.
Here’s the trailer:
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