Real Dads Revealed
de Friez . Producer: Veronica
Duration: 1 hour
For many men fatherhood
is the most important role they will ever play in their entire life.
And like a lot of roles in today's society, that role is changing.
From the stern, authoritive and distant father of our fathers, a
new man has emerged. Today's dads want to play a bigger part
in raising their children. Silently they're reducing hours, juggling
shifts or simply quitting work to take on the most important job
of their life. Fatherhood. Real Dads revealed explores the
changing role of fatherhood in New Zealand by examining the position
from the point of view of the hands-on-Dad, and the generations
either side of him; daughters, sons and grandfathers share their
recollections and opinions. This documentary looks at where
our fathers think their parenting role is headed, and what impact
the changing role of Fathers is having on our children. It examines
the stereotype of the cardy wearing, meek and mild househusband,
and reveal dads that have taken the opportunity to play an active
role in parenting, covering the whole spectrum of manhood.