Quoting Green Dads Blog by Brian Frank, “Despite the alarmist reactions of some to the idea of gay parenting, Fatherhood Dreams eloquently shows the truth that on a daily basis the life of a gay family is just as ordinary as that of any other family with children.”
Fatherhood Dreams was nominated for Best Documentary of the Year by the Canadian Film and TV Production Association, has been broadcast by WNET/Thirteen – the most watched PBS Station in US, and has been shown at numerous LGBT and Human Rights Film Festivals all over the world.
Human Rights battles for LGBT rights continue all over the planet. Fatherhood Dreams has just been programmed by the Human Rights Film Festival in Lithuania, where the country’s parliament has passed the new legislation that makes any activities related to homosexuality punishable by law.
According to Gediminas Andriukaitis, programming director of the Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films Film Festival, ‘Unfortunately, there is a risk, that some of the films, that we screen this year can become illegal in the nearest future. Recently the parliament passed a law, saying that promotion of homosexual relationships is causing a detrimental effect on minors and public exhibition of such materials is illegal. We cannot accept that.’
None of us wish to live in any country that makes it a criminal offence to become a loving family just because of the color of our skin, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Fatherhood Dreams shows non threatening reality of gay families and their genuine love for their children and for each other. This film can become a bridge in the debate on gay families and is a great tool to encourage straight and gay families alike to find a common ground and understand each other. Many individuals could benefit from viewing this film (including a library in your neighbourhood) so please pick up a copy to share.
The documentary was produced by Interfilm Productions in association with Global Television, a division of CanWest MediaWorks Inc. and is available for home and educational use through Passion River Films as well as your favorite retailers and at www.fatherhooddreams.com
About Interfilm Productions
Interfilm Productions is a documentary production company that focuses on combining entertainment and intelligence in high definition. Documentaries to date include ‘From Russia, For Love’ on adoption, ‘Moscow Freestyle’ about English teachers abroad and now ‘Fatherhood Dreams’ on gay parenting and ‘Family Portrait in Black & White’ on Ukraine’s black orphans.
About Passion River
Since 1998, Passion River Films has been devoted to acquiring, distributing and representing unique independent films and documentaries. Their award winning and festival favorite features have made their home on shelves of various notable film library, online and retail stores such as Netflix, Barnes and Noble, Best Buy, and Blockbuster.
About Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films
The biggest documentary film event in Lithuania and the only human rights film festival in the Baltic and Nordic European states.