Must See: Watch Trailer for Omar Epps and Malik Yoba-Produced Doc, 'Daddy Don't Go'

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Omar Epps and Malik Yoba executive produced a project to change the stigma of Black fatherhood in documentary, Daddy Don't Go.

The notion of a deadbeat dad is common in communities of color. Stories of men who abandon partners during pregnancy, battle with addiction, or worse, fall victim to violence, are well shared on a daily basis. But Omar Epps and Malik Yoba hope to have a hand in changing that story as a whole. 

Daddy Don't Go, a new documentary executive produced by the actors follows four young men over the course of two years who are raising their children in urban environments. 

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Despite various socioeconomic pressures attempting to hinder them from embracing the responsibilities of fatherhood, Alex, Nelson, Roy, and Omar are all trying to redefine what it means to be a father. Within the 89-minute documentary, matters of incarceration, mental illness and unemployment are woven into the narrative. The Emily Abt directed project offers a glimpse at each of the men's diverse reaction to being ever-present in their children's lives.

The documentary will debut at the 2015 DOC NYC Nov. 14. 

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