From Fatherless To Fatherhood, directed by filmmaker Kobie Brown, explores the causes, effects and possible solutions to father absence, while providing examples of men who are fostering healthy relationships with their children, families and community. The film features testimonials from Gospel singer Kirk Franklin, educator Dr. Stephen Perry and various other men and women who examine the results of their upbringing. The goal of the film is to turn the corner on father absence, one story at a time.
“The path of our individual and collective success, and failure, is shaped by the families and communities from which we evolve,” says Brown. “This film serves to provoke thought, ignite discussion and hopefully engender transformative change around the ideas and practices that many have assigned to the value of fatherhood and family.”
The movie has received excellent critical response and is gaining support from influential public figures in the various communities it has reached, such as Mayor Michael Nutter of Philadelphia, who states, “The film that Kobie has made is important because we need honest discussion in communities about these kind of issues.”
This year, Kobie Brown will be a on a panel focused on fatherhood at the 2012 Essence Festival in New Orleans, LA and Perfecting Purpose is currently focused on setting up community-based screenings in the New York Metropolitan area as well as New Jersey, Philadelphia and Washington, DC.
Perfecting Purpose has also partnered with Ms. Jessie’s, a natural hair care company, to present a partial screening and mixer to present From Fatherless To Fatherhood to various media outlets on June 10th.