Richmond youth invited to free screening of ‘Daddy Hunger,’ conversation with director

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Youth from ages 11 to 21, as well as adults who would like to support them by volunteering or donating, are invited to a free screening and conversation about the documentary “Daddy Hunger” this Saturday at the the Richmond Police Activities League (RPAL), a film about the consequences of an absent father.

The event, which runs from noon to 4 p.m. at RPAL, 2200 Macdonald Ave., includes a conversation with the documentary’s producer and director, Ray Upchurch.

Upchurch did not meet his biological father under he was age 41, which inspired the film.

“This documentary addresses the question of absent fathers in the African American community and home,” according to RPAL. “In interviews and original poetry, men and women who had to rely on the cold hard world to teach them things that only a father could tell their stories and reflect on the presence of absence in their lives.”

The film attempts to achieve healing and show how that which absent fathers leave behind can still be recovered by their children.

For more information, contact Vanessa Calloway at (510) 621-1290 or vcalloway@rpal.org.

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