82 min


WORLD PREMIERE By turning a bizarre motif into a poignant narrative, Flat Daddy gives a jolt of new energy to the wartime documentary. As American soldiers get shipped abroad, their families fill the void with life-size cardboard photos known as “Flat Daddies” or “Heroes on a Stick.” The filmmakers follow four families from the Bronx, Las Vegas, suburban Minnesota, and rural Maine over a year to explore war’s impact on those left behind.

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Director: Nara Garber & Betsy Nagler
Producer: Nara Garber, Betsy Nagler & Peggy Sutton
Cinematographer: Nara Garber
Editor: Betsy Nagler
Music: Mark Orton
Language: English
Country: USA