Only 1% of Americans currently serve in the U.S. Military, and their families have borne the disproportionate burden of more than a decade at war. Many have turned to “Flat Daddies” and"Heroes on a Stick," life-sized cardboard cutouts of their husbands, wives, parents and children serving overseas, to ease the pain of repeated deployments. Using these two-dimensional surrogates as a connecting thread, the documentary film FLAT DADDY follows four such families over the course of a year to explore the lasting impact of the war on those left behind. (RT: 82 minutes)
We are excited to be having our California premiere of FLAT DADDY at the Oceanside International Film Festival. There will be two screenings, the first of which, part of a Military Themed Screening Block Preview on August 11th, is free to service members, veterans and their families with advance registration. Co-Director Nara Garber will attend the second screening on August 17th.