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Netflix Acquires Documentary Short Film ‘The Dads’ with Dwyane Wade as an Executive Producer

by Talia M.
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Netflix has announced the acquisition of Dwyane Wade’s “The Dads,” a documentary short billed as a quiet meditation on fatherhood, brotherhood, and manhood.

Stephen Chukumba, Frank Gonzales, Jose Trujillo, Peter Betz, and Wayne Maines are five fathers of trans children featured in the documentary. The father of slain gay college student Matthew Shepard, Dennis Shepard, will also appear in the upcoming Netflix documentary.

The Netflix documentary will follow the fathers as they go on a weekend fishing trip in rural Oklahoma in search of a common purpose across races, generations, and experiences. As the men cast their rods into the river, they talk about what brought them together: their love for their children.

“The Dads” director and producer Luchina Fisher expressed her excitement about the documentary’s upcoming release on Netflix.

I am so thrilled to partner with Netflix to get The Dads out to the world. I can’t think of a more critical moment for this film to reach people across the globe at a time of intense anti-trans rhetoric and legislation. The film is a love letter from these fathers to their trans and LGBTQ children. Yes, they talk about their fears and concerns for their children’s safety. Yes, they share their most vulnerable moments of confusion and doubt while raising their children. But, they also laugh and experience the joy of being together on this journey while inviting others to join them. It was a profound honor to capture these fathers finding a new brotherhood across racial, geographical and generational lines through the love of their children. And I am delighted to have Dwyane Wade, an outspoken and loving ally of his daughter and the trans and LGBTQ community, join me in bringing greater visibility to the film and the important conversations it is already sparking.

-Luchina Fisher

Dwyane Wade, the Miami Heat legend and Executive Producer of “The Dads,” discusses his collaboration with Luchina Fisher.

I am incredibly proud to be joining Luchina Fisher and the entire team on this journey to bring awareness to a cause that is so close to my heart. The Dads shows us the power of fathers loving and supporting their LGBTQ children, breaking through the barriers of prejudice, embracing diversity, and coming together to have these important conversations. I look forward to providing an additional voice to amplify this important conversation so that all kids have unconditional love and acceptance for who they truly are.

-Dwyane Wade

“The Dads” is produced by Little Light Productions in collaboration with 59th and Prairie Entertainment and This Little Company.


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3 comments

Hailey June 16, 2023 - 2:28 PM

Interesting

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Jeremy June 16, 2023 - 2:27 PM

WTF

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Jacob June 16, 2023 - 2:24 PM

This looks interesting

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