We all need regular doses of hope and perspective. Daddy Don’t Go is an acclaimed documentary that has made it to the top of my must-see list for the hope of reconciliation and the perspective that it seems to offer. The film is currently streaming on Starz, or the interested can buy it on the website.
Below is the official trailer and then the synopsis from New Day Films:
“‘Daddy Don’t Go'” captures two years in the lives of four disadvantaged fathers in New York City as they fight to defy the odds against them. Alex is a single father who lives with his toddler son in a decaying Harlem shelter. Nelson is a former Latin King gang member and full-time daddy to his young son and his partner Rebecca’s two daughters. Roy is an ex-offender who won full custody of his son when the boy’s mother succumbed to drug addiction. Omar won full-custody of his three children but struggles to manage his daughter’s mental health issues. By allowing the viewer extraordinary access into the lives of its subjects, “Daddy Don’t Go” removes the negative lens through which underprivileged fathers are currently viewed and shatters the ‘deadbeat dad’ stereotype.”
Have you seen the film? What were your thoughts? Let me know in the comment section.