(Families Talk About…Fathers Matter )
series created by James Sayre, M.D.; produced by Rose Films, Inc.
Severak dads—married, single, and divorced—reflect on what it means to be a father, their influence on the next generation, and new roles, challenges, and opportunities for fathers in a changing society. Comes with discussion guidelines. Dubbed in Spanish by professional actors in Mexico. This video is also available in English. (19 min.)
Fathers interviewed in the video:
Alton, a divorced African-American father of two, who shares his insights on putting the children first, making tough choices and sacrifices, and hanging in there when the going gets tough.
Todd, a divorced white father of two boys, who speaks about the multifaceted role of being a father.
Simon, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic who is the married father of two boys. He comments on how he tries to do better than his own father and what to pass on to his sons.
Don, a married African-American father of five, emphasizes the importance of paying attention to his children’s school work and their social development.
Felder, a single African-American father of one son, who talks about how he overcame his addictions, attended father support groups, and gained custody of his son.
Padres citadinos, casados, solteros y divorciados reflexionan sobre lo que significa ser padre, su influencia en la siguiente generación, los nuevos roles, retos y oportunidades para los padres en nuestra cambiante sociedad. Conoce padres como Simón, padre casado de dos niños, inmigrante de la República Dominicana. Él habla sobre cómo trata de ser mejor que su propio padre y lo que quiere que hereden sus hijos. Se incluye una guía de discusión (en español). (19 min.)
Sample from the video: