From co-directors Natalie Rae and Angela Patton (GFAC's CEO), Daughters tells the story of four young girls as they prepare for a special Daddy Daughter Dance with their incarcerated fathers, as part of a unique fatherhood program in a Washington, D.C. jail.

For most of the daughters, the dance will be the only time they will be able to touch or hug their fathers during sentences, some of which are as long as 20 years.

STREAMING SOON: The documentary, which premiered at the 2024 Sundance Film Festival—winning the Audience Award: U.S. Documentary and Festival Favorite Awardhas been picked up by Netflix and is anticipated to launch later this year.

Daughters is an alternately shattering and hopeful look at family and the prison system. Patton and Rae spent years following their subjects, and the resulting portraits of lives in limbo are intimate and stirring.”

Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair

“An enormously moving documentary made all the more effective by co-directors Angela Patton and Natalie Rae’s steadfast refusal to settle for easy sentiment in the face of difficult outcomes.”

David Ehrlich, indieWire

“The film is rife with visually lyrical moments that connect viewers with the young ones’ sorrows, fears, insights and hopes.”

Lisa Kennedy, Variety

“Reservations aside, I still came away from Daughters emotionally wrung out like a damp washcloth and infuriated at a system of punishment that too often fails everybody.”

Dan Fienberg, Hollywood Reporter

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