A scene from “Flowers for Your Father.” (Courtesy photo)

“Flowers for My Father,” the debut independent documentary film directed by Jermaine A. Davis, takes audiences on an intimate journey offering a poignant and insightful exploration of Black fatherhood in the heart of Los Angeles. The film takes viewers on a compelling journey into the lives of four unique fathers, each sharing their personal stories, challenges, and triumphs in navigating fatherhood as Black men.

A public screening of “Flowers for My Father” on Saturday, April 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., at The Gathering Spot, 5211 West Adams Blvd., in Los Angeles. Following the screening, there will be a Q&A session with the director, which will provide an opportunity for attendees to delve deeper into the themes and messages of the documentary.

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“This film is a celebration of Black fatherhood and a testament to the strength, resilience, and love that these fathers embody,” says Director and Producer Jermaine A. Davis. “Our goal with ‘Flowers for My Father’ is to provide a platform for these voices to be heard, to challenge stereotypes, and to inspire meaningful conversations about the importance of positive fatherhood representation.”

In a cultural landscape where stereotypes and misunderstandings frequently obscure the authentic experiences of Black fatherhood, “Flowers for My Father” emerges as a reflective depiction of the trials and victories faced by Black fathers. Through intimate interviews and captivating storytelling, “Flowers for My Father” delves deep into the joys, struggles, and complexities of being a Black father in today’s society showcasing their love, resilience, and unwavering dedication to their families. From the daily responsibilities of providing for their families to the emotional bonds forged with their children, the documentary captures the multifaceted experiences that shape and define Black fatherhood. This film shows the diversity within fatherhood, whether it be the journey through the eyes of Malcolm who is a single father to his 10 year-old daughter. Or Aunsha who’s balancing his 7 year old daughter and a newly divorce from his husband.

The documentary is being submitted through a range of film festivals with the anticipation of screenings to follow and special events leading up to a premiere Fathers Day weekend in Los Angeles. You can check out the official trailer here and follow “@flowersformyfatherfilm” on Instagram for updates and behind-the-scenes content.

To learn more, email [email protected].

(Courtesy photo)