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Walter W. Stiern Library Hosts Screening, ‘The Evolution of Dad,’ with Q&A to Follow

Fathers play a very important role in the family structure and society. At 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 26, the Walter W. Stiern Library at California State University, Bakersfield will host a screening of Dana H. Glazer’s film, “The Evolution of Dad,” to explore how fatherhood has evolved over time, what its impact has been on family and society, and how fatherhood will likely continue to evolve.

Glazer will travel from New Jersey to CSUB to attend the screening and will be available for questions following the film.

“The library is bringing this filmmaker and film to campus to explore the new direction fatherhood has taken,” said Library Dean Curt Asher. “It’s an important topic.”

The documentary will include expert commentary from leading sociologists, psychiatrists and family law specialists. The film dives deep into society to uncover the challenges today’s fathers are up against. It also shows how they can make a stronger and more positive impact on family life.

When Dana Glazer’s Hollywood writing career started going “sideways,” he happily became the primary caregiver for his newly born son, but quickly found himself having conflicted feelings about his new role. Realizing that there has never been a documentary film to fully explore these feelings and what it means to be an American dad, Glazer committed himself to the undertaking.

The Evolution of Dad was made over the last three years in brief pockets of time when Glazer had coverage for his kids - a realistic approach for an involved dad who is making a movie about involved and evolved dads. The film is an honest, personal, and heartfelt look into the world of fatherhood--where it has been and where it is headed.

"I hope that the film will serve as a conversation starter for people who want to talk about something that has been so de-emphasized in our culture and so buried inside of ourselves. If even one dad watches the film and decides in some small way to change his life in order to spend more time with his kids, then it will all have been worth it for me,” Glazer said.

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