The Black Fatherhood Project looks at the roots of Black absentee parenting through the lens of filmmaker Jordan Thierry. He explores his own story and also conducts interviews with prominent historians. The discussions include personal experiences, inspirations, and insight on how communities can come together to stop this re-occurring instance of fatherless homes. Nationwide, 67 percent of Black children live in single-parent families, predominantly with the mother.
The film officially premiered on Thursday night (January 31st) in Oakland, California but this month you can watch it online for free! The online premiere will begin at 9:00 AM Eastern Time on Friday, February 1st on BlackFatherhoodProject.com. The website also provides informational resources on fatherhood as well as a list of reputable mentor and advocacy groups. View the official trailer below.