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For all those daddy’s girls out there, you know how special the bond is between a man and his baby girl. Well, think about the opposite situation. Imagine the gaping hole that would be in your heart if your father just couldn’t be bothered to care for you, see you or even just keep tabs on you.

That is the situation that a new documentary called Dear Daddy explores. The premise is that young women pen letters to their absentee fathers and read those letters on camera. But then…then??? The filmmaker tracks down those dads and that’s where things get unpredictable. We’re talking tearful reunions, dads explaining (or trying to explain) their absences, shock, anger and everything in between.

Check out the trailer below, but make sure you have a tissue at the ready.

Heartbreaking right? If you want to help get this documentary in theaters and everyone’s dvd players (it’s an independent film), click on this link to donate.

Do you have an absentee father? If you were to write a letter to him, what would you say?

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