About Absent

Absent, directed by Justin Hunt, dives deep into the lives of those who have grown up not knowing their father. Father Richard Rohr, writes, “the father wound is so deep and so all-pervasive in so many parts of the world that its healing could well be the most radical social reform conceivable.” Not only here in the West, but across the globe, disengaged fathers are leaving a mark that will forever reshape the future of our planet. Throughout society, a person that is angry, violent, depressed, selfish, sexually immoral, hyper-driven, or one of several other personality types, can be linked to a father wound. Nothing is more important to a young man, or a young woman, than a father’s love, respect and acceptance. And nothing is more damaging than when the question ‘Am I good enough?’ is asked of the father by the child, and the answer is silence. Absent seeks to bring light and awareness for those who need that question answered.