“Dear Daddy”, a new documentary, highlights the perseverance, pain and plight of twenty-three Washington, D.C. area teenage girls and young women. “Dear Daddy” boldly addresses in raw and revelatory fashion the unwarranted and devastating impact of fatherlessness on their adolescent and young-adult lives. “Dear Daddy” is a continuation of the dialogue around the effects of father absence on women, initiated by iYAGO Entertainment’
'Dear Daddy' will be showcased to over 500 attendees and media at The Historic Avalon Theatre, in Washington, DC at 8:00pm, Thursday October 27th. In addition and part of iYAGO Entertainment’
"After a focus group screening of “Dear Daddy” to nearly 300 college aged women, 90% of whom had lived in a home without their fathers, I understood that a secondary resource and centralized repository for research, articles, books and discussion boards was needed to support the women who have finally been given license to explore the complexities of their emotions surrounding father absence," said Filmmaker Janks Morton. "In opening this discourse, I wanted to relay the message that while this film can empower women to express themselves openly about their personal struggles…the process of healing, reconciliation and forgiveness is a continuous walk and requires additional time and resources outside the boundaries of this film."
"We could not be more excited to host the Washington premiere of 'Dear Daddy'", said Andrew Mencher, Director of Programming at the Avalon Theatre. He continued, 'Dear Daddy' should cause everyone to take another look at this under-reported and seldom addressed issue"
Janks Morton, the Director and Filmmaker will be at the Premiere, and immediately available for a one-hour community-based discussion about the film and support resources. Media interviews are available around the Premiere and future screenings. For additional information please direct inquiries to
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About iYAGO Entertainment Group
iYAGO Entertainment Group, LLC, is a provider of media and entertainment for consumers of African American culture. iYAGO Entertainment Group – JynxDaCat Productions, Men To Boys, INC, and Give Us Free Productions – are brands that combine to serve a broader and diverse audience. iYAGO Entertainment Group challenges its audiences to make a difference in their lives and communities with a series of thought-provoking political-social initiatives though music, film, social media and alternative multimedia. (www.WhatBlackMenThink.com)
About The Avalon Theatre
The Avalon Theatre has been a cornerstone of northwest Washington, D.C. since the theater opened in February 1923. In April 2003, the Avalon became a nonprofit theater operated by The Avalon Theatre Project. As an independent, nonprofit theater, the Avalon offers exciting and diverse programming that includes outstanding first-run commercial films, independent and foreign films, documentaries, film festivals, and special programs for families and seniors.(www.TheAvalon.org)
DEAR DADDY Announcement Trailer
DEAR DADDY Resource Center
Presented by iYAGO Entertainment Group, DEAR DADDY will be distributed exclusively at AMAZON.com and available on Tuesday, October 11, 2011, by iYAGO Entertainment Group.