Captured on a camera phone as it happened, FATHER UNKNOWN is the true story of a man’s struggle to face the emptiness he carries inside. Disconnected from the people closest to him and haunted by the secrecy in his family, he records his desperate search for connection on a journey with the father he's never truly known.
This documentary was filmed by David Quint who is the son of the primary subject, 67 year old Urban. Urban passed his early years in a Swiss orphange and has no knowledge of his birth father, hence the title “Father Unknown”
“Father Unknown" is a very powerful, firsthand journey of reconnection and rediscovery. This film gets Adoption at the Movies’ high recommendation for teens and adults; it might be particularly interesting to people consider adoption and to adults whose lives have already been touched by adoption.” (Adoption at the Movies)
“ Father Unknown, which shows how a mother’s shame casts a shadow of silence and toxic secrets get passed from generation to generation, has been described in glowing terms: “deeply moving,” “beautiful,” “powerful,” “courageous, honest, unforgettable,” “compelling,” “amazing.” The Huffington Post, February 2017
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Link to trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LM5sqkr4Mms
Film length 69 minutes
Link to website: https://www.fatherunknown.com/Map and directions here
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