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Monday, 11 June 2007
Evolution of Dad Update: 150 dads get one minute of fame
Topic: movies

Last week I had a chance to meet Filmmaker Dana Glazer as he dropped by my house while    working on his documentary The Evolution of Dad which he hopes to have out by 2009.  Gathering some clips and research for the movie he decided to work the streets of New York City and snagged 100 or so willing folks who agreed to give one minute of airtime to show their love or vent on dad. In this newly released clip (above) he starts off with those who show gratitude to their dads.  

But Dana is taking a closer listen at remarks like this women said about her dad, "When you are ready to not pay so much attention to your self so much... give us a call and ...when ever you're ready we are here." (See 5 min 30 sec left in  the clip).  Of course there is a deeper story here that I wanted to know... what did her dad do (or didn't do) when she was a kid?  As Dana filmed and listened he was surprised how many others like her, wanted that reconnection. He has already changed the focus of his movie early in the game to dig deeper into their stories. It will be interesting to see the different directions the movie will go as he keeps listing to America's kids. I'll keep you updated as the film clips pile up. 

On the light side, If you don't want to watch the whole nine minutes at least check out girl sitting at the reflecting pool at 8:10...

Posted by athomedad at 10:33 AM EDT
Updated: Tuesday, 12 June 2007 1:53 PM EDT
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