Omar Epps has had enough and he recently made a new documentary to sound off about it; Fatherlessness that is.
The award-winning actor recently produced a documentary that shines a bright light on an issue that he believes is responsible for increased child poverty and high incarceration rates: fatherless children.
Epps puts on his Executive Producer cap for the riveting docu-film,DADDY DON’T GO which follows the lives of four disadvantaged fathers (Alex, Omar, Roy and Nelson) and their pilgrimage through Fatherhood. Epps teamed up with acclaimed filmmaker Emily Abt who filmed this heartfelt project over a two year span, documenting the struggle and consequential perseverance these fathers had to face.
The film, perfectly set in NYC, where 50% of African American children and more than 40% of Latino children grow up fatherless.
“Being the product of a fatherless household, Daddy Don’t Go, delves into an issue that’s close to my heart…The media inundates us with the notion that men from impoverished areas are absent fathers but meanwhile there are millions of fathers who are fighting to be active in their children’s lives,” Epps says on the film’s website.