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      Daughters

      PG-13 2024 1h 42m Documentary List
      100% Tomatometer 20 Reviews Four young girls prepare for a special Daddy Daughter Dance with their incarcerated fathers, as part of a unique fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C. jail. A generation of youth bare the weight of mass incarceration on their childhoods. These wounds impair development and can last a lifetime. In-person visitation for these families has been systematically shut down across the US since 2014, replaced with video conference apps the families have to pay for. This unique program involves dance, touch and celebration that transcends the prison walls. On the inside, we watch the fathers go through a 12-week Fatherhood Training Program that prepares them for the intensity of the dance and the emotional fallout. Read More Read Less

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      Tomris Laffly Harper's Bazaar It’s hard to imagine a sharper critique of our dehumanizing prison system than this bighearted, deeply empathetic tearjerker by Angela Patton and Natalie Rae. Feb 5, 2024 Full Review Valerie Complex Deadline Hollywood Daily While not shying from the isolation and self-protection learned when authorities disrupt family units, "Daughters" insists on forging community around all parties involved. Jan 31, 2024 Full Review Richard Lawson Vanity Fair Daughters is an alternately shattering and hopeful look at family and the prison system. Patton and Rae spent years following their subjects, and the resulting portraits of lives in limbo are intimate and stirring. Jan 30, 2024 Full Review Ricardo Gallegos La Estatuilla A blunt critique of the cruel and toxic prison system, handled with admirable responsibility by directors Natalie Rae and Angela Patton. [Full Review in Spanish] Apr 28, 2024 Full Review Andrew Parker The Gate Few films have advocated for outside the box ideas for reforming the prison system as eloquently and gracefully as Daughters. Rated: 7/10 Apr 26, 2024 Full Review Brian Eggert Deep Focus Review Seeing these connections occur, some for the first time ever, is a tender experience. I challenge you not to crumble into a weepy mess.  Rated: 3.5/4 Apr 17, 2024 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Movie Info

      Synopsis Four young girls prepare for a special Daddy Daughter Dance with their incarcerated fathers, as part of a unique fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C. jail. A generation of youth bare the weight of mass incarceration on their childhoods. These wounds impair development and can last a lifetime. In-person visitation for these families has been systematically shut down across the US since 2014, replaced with video conference apps the families have to pay for. This unique program involves dance, touch and celebration that transcends the prison walls. On the inside, we watch the fathers go through a 12-week Fatherhood Training Program that prepares them for the intensity of the dance and the emotional fallout.
      Director
      Angela Patton, Natalie Rae
      Producer
      Natalie Rae, Lisa Mazzotta, Justin Benoliel, Mindy Goldberg, Sam Bisbee, Kathryn Everett, Laura Choi, James Cunningham
      Production Co
      Object & Animal, Epoch Films, Park Pictures, OPC, XTR
      Rating
      PG-13 (Language|Some Thematic Elements)
      Genre
      Documentary
      Original Language
      English
      Runtime
      1h 42m