Campaign seeks to profile dads from all walks of life to create a snapshot of contemporary fatherhood.
Three friends from high school. Three fathers. Three men trying to be better dads. Their campaign on Kickstarter has 7 days left and has already generated almost $13,000aud. Their pledged goal is $20,000, and with that they want to:
1. Produce a documentary profiling a diverse group of engaged dads as they navigate the uncharted terrain of raising children in today’s world
2. Create an online space for the documentary and the conversations it generates
Here’s what they state on their site:
Fatherhood has changed pretty dramatically over the last 40 or so years.
The stereotype of the emotionally absent breadwinner and disciplinarian are out, and many men are embracing the opportunity to be more involved in the lives of their kids. This is good for men, good for women, and great for kids.
But it’s also a massive challenge. The reconfiguration of accepted family roles and responsibilities has left a vacuum with no obvious ideal rising to take its place. Men have been left to come up with their own models of parenthood. They know they’re going to do things differently to their grandfathers, they’re pretty sure their father’s generation didn’t get it quite right, but how to proceed? There’s a glut of competing images and ideals about what it means to be good father and partner in today’s world and none leap forward to inspire.
Check out their video below. And please consider supporting these dudes!