Leads viewers through an honest and essential exploration of fatherhood in Black America
Starting at $89
Reviews and Festivals
"Recommended. Thought-provoking...tracing the history of fatherhood in black families from ancient Africa to contemporary America. A good way to start discussions with older teens on the role of fathers in the family."
— Booklist (ALA)
"Recommended. A mature presentation of a topic that is often treated as a taboo by mainstream media, elected officials, and civil rights leaders. The Black Fatherhood Project honestly addresses a significant social problem in contemporary America."
— Video Librarian
"Highly Recommended. Pays homage to fatherhood, and the plight of the black male. Economists, fathers, historians, psychologists, and social workers discuss the history and construct of the black family in Africa and the United States...(and) offer several solutions to mend the broken black family."
— Educational Media Reviews Online
“The Black Fatherhood Project is an amazing film. I’m especially impressed by the way it conceptualizes history and offers personal narrative. The information is timely, relevant, and is critical for addressing fatherhood in the African-American community.”
— Prof. Akil Houston, PhD, Department of African American Studies, Ohio University
"This film is an important contribution to the true image of Black fathers in America...The film captures eloquently the challenges, struggles, triumphs, hopes and dreams of African American men."
— Dr. Joseph White, Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Psychiatry, University of California, Irvine; pioneer of the field of Black Psychology
“Very powerful...The film brilliantly illustrated the relationship between African American fathers and their children, and the impact of chattel enslavement on the African family unit. The film is successful in presenting an image of African American men that counters the negative and often oversimplified stereotypes of African American fathers…. I highly recommend this film.”
— Ken Morris, Jr., Director of Intercultural Life, Cornell College, IA
“I highly recommend The Black Fatherhood Project film as an effective tool for inspiring reflection and discussion, which can lead to both personal and systems-level changes. The film has benefitted our community, our agency, and more specifically our interventions with the families we serve. The film addresses macro level social constructs which directly affect and influence micro level interactions with families and children.”
— Meg Wills, LCSW, Therapeutic Program Manager, Listen to Kids, Impact Northwest
“Exceptionally well done...addresses the impact of the history of Africa, slavery and institutional racism upon the African-American family today.”
— Kenneth Yarnell, Principal, Aloha High School, Oregon
National Alliance of Children and Families Annual Conference
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
Wall Street Alpha’s Gents Mentor Program
North Coast Youth Correctional Facility, Oregon Youth Authority
Portland State University Multicultural Center
Oregon State Penitentiary
Uhuru SaSa Club
Southern Illinois University
KIPP Vision Academy
University of Iowa