I have learned that for a much as I hate fatherlessness; I LOVE fatherhood even more. Its not easy fighting for something you've never had. But it is because of that, that I don't want another child to experience the absence of their fathers.
of youth suicides are from fatherless homes
of children with behavioral disorders are fatherless
of youth in state institutions dont have fathers in their lives
of rapists motivated by displaced anger are fatherless
“Truth-telling can be painful! Fathers not in the lives of their children can leave an indelible mark of loss on the mind, the heart and the soul of a child! That mark too often does not lay quiet and dormant but often erupts especially in our boys as anger and posturing for acceptance and affirmation. Spit’in Anger is powerful truth-telling about the challenges and opportunities confronting us in healing our children and ultimately in healing our community.”
“Spit’in Anger is one of the first documentaries that tackles the real rage our black boys feel because of being abandoned by their fathers . But by helping these boys to tell their stories, they have now found the freedom to be happy and leave open a door to their emotionally damaged fathers who in truth were abandoned by their fathers.”
I remember as a kid not really knowing my father. When I finally did meet him, I couldn’t understand why this guy who looked like me, walked and talked like me, didn’t want me.
Spit’in Anger is a heart-wrenching look at the emotional pain - and yes, anger - that a child feels when his father is alive but absent. Anyone who cares about the human condition can’t help but be moved by the words, images and facts this powerful documentary presents. If this doesn’t lead us to do all we can to find solutions, I’m not sure what will.