Monique Derenia
Director and Producer, Why Not Dad?

Stay-at-home Dad Documentary Debuts at Sacramento International Film Festival

Grass Valley, California, March 20, 2009—Why Not Dad?, the short documentary made about and in collaboration with a group of stay-at-home dads living in San Francisco, will be screening at the upcoming Sacramento International Film Festival.

This is the film’s debut appearance on the film festival circuit although it won a local online film competition in May 2008. It will be screening at the 24th Street Theater in downtown Sacramento on March 30th at 6:45pm.

For more information about the film or to view it online visit the official film website at:

Film Synopsys:

Why Not Dad? is the result of 9 months of ethnographic collaboration between the filmmakers and a group of stay-at-home fathers in San Francisco. Weekly contact with the men and their children gave rise to an unprecedented filmmaking collaboration in which the fathers were able to help shape the direction and development of the film. From this collaborative partnership comes an impressively honest and emotional portrayal of modern fatherhood where four men discuss their experiences confronting traditional gender norms in parenting, the need for support from other stay-at-home fathers and how the gender role-reversal affects their children and their wives.



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