FROM FATHERLESS TO FATHERHOOD
A Documentary Film by Kobie Brown
Kobie Brown is an entertainment industry veteran who began his career working for award winning recording artist and actress, Queen Latifah. A conversation with a Morehouse College classmate led Kobie to explore the importance of fatherhood via the most powerful medium that Brown could imagine – film.
Kirk Franklin (Recording Artist), Dr. Steve Perry (CNN & Save My Son) & Reverend Deforest B. Soaries (First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens) are just a few of the men who contribute to From Fatherless to Fatherhood; allowing Kobie to reveal some of the causes and effects of father absence, while providing examples of black men who are having healthy relationships with their children and therefore, their community. The film explores what quality fatherhood looks like; what it means; and why it matters.
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The institutional version of this film is 42 minutes-long and is being used as part of a grassroots tour that has included stops at Morehouse College, Penn State University, The Eagle Academy for Young Men, Central High School (Newark, NJ) and the 4th Annual Pre-Father’s Day Summit presented by Congressman Bobby L. Rush, among other venues. The screenings consist of a presentation of the film followed by a Q&A session and workshop with the film’s producer.