Only 1% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Military, and their families have borne the disproportionate burden of more than a decade at war. Many have turned to “Flat Daddies” and"Heroes on a Stick," life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, parents and children serving overseas, to ease the pain of repeated deployments. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary film FLAT DADDY follows four such families over the course of a year to explore the lasting impact of the war on those left behind. (RT: 82 minutes)
We are excited to be screening FLAT DADDY at the California Independent Film Festival on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11th! Co-Director Nara Garber and Executive Producer Selina Lewis Davidson, who is a Bay Area native, will be present for Q&A.