“Father,” an Animated Documentary That Examines the Importance of Paternal Relationships

Pop culture loves propping up our love for moms, but our relationships with dads are just as integral, if not more complicated. Father, an animated short documentary, tells five true stories about people’s relationships with their fathers. All the stories focus on one hypothetical dialogue: When did you last talk with your father? Will you ever ask him about those things that hurt you? Each story is told with a different animator, giving the short a disheveled but unique approach. Obviously, some stories work better than others, but the styles all manage to cohesively work together. The short has been shown in more than a hundred festivals and has taken home dozens of awards. Here’s your chance to watch this much-acclaimed short film.

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