I’m really excited about this upcoming documentary on modern fatherhood called The Evolution of Dad, from filmmaker Dana Glazer.
It’s not even so much that the film features some fellow at-home dads and spends some time talking about the phenomenon, so I can “relate” — it’s that this film really seems to be exploring the very issues of involved fatherhood that are close to my heart and I find myself more and more passionate about all the time.
This is what the Evolution of Dad site says about the film:
What is an ‘Evolved Dad’ ?
He is a father who is as involved as possible in the upbringing of his children.
What is the project about ?
The Evolution of Dad is a thought-provoking documentary about what it means to be an involved, contemporary American father. Following the personal journey of filmmaker and dad, Dana H. Glazer, the film explores how fatherhood has evolved over time, what its impact has been on family and society; and lastly, how fatherhood will likely continue to evolve.
Check out the new trailer:
You can see more clips from it here.
Serious looks at modern fatherhood often gets pretty short shrift in the media, so it will be interesting to see what sort of response this gets.