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Spit'in Anger Documentary Screening - Columbus, GA
Sat, May 13, 2017, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM EDT
Spit'in Anger is the exploration into the uncharted space of fatherlessness. Through the story of one of America's premier leaders in the responsible fatherhood movement--Kenneth Braswell--we learn that the filmmaker and healer is about to receive a lesson in healing himself. Experts Dr. Jeff Gardere, Iyanla Vanzant. Judge Mablean Ephriam and Terrie Williams lay the foundation for one of most devastating social ills for black children in America; father absence. Today; 82.3% of African American children born since 1990, will live in a home without their biological fathers before their 18th birthday.
Kenneth Braswell has spent over 27 years in the service of family and community. Husband and father of 5, Braswell continues to see the world through the eye of his own children. In 2004 he created Fathers Incorporated (FI). With national and international missions; the agency has provided capacity building services to thousands of organizations working to ensure that fathers contribute to the healthy well-being of their children. FI is currently the prime contract for the National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse and provides technical assistance to President Obama's Fatherhood and Mentoring Initiative. Braswell is the author of "When The Tear Won't Fall: One Man's Journey Through The Intimate Struggles of Manhood and Fatherhood." He is a much sought after keynote speaker, presenter, trainer and media consultant in issues related to Responsible Fatherhood, Black Men and Boys and Mentorship.
"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.''
Chris Broussard, ESPN Reporter and President of The K.I.N.G. Movement
"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."
Jamie Hector - "Marlo" | HBO Series The Wire
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.
Dr. Jeffrey Gardere
Assistant Clinical Professor
Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine