Man Up and Go (USA, 92 min)
Directed by Randy Bacon
Why would an unlikely band of American men travel to Africa and join with African men? To launch a movement called Man Up and to be fathers to the fatherless.
When Roger went to pick up his adopted daughter in Ethiopia, she was 6-months-old but only 7 pounds, dying. Roger asked himself,”Is there a way out of this?” He called his dad for support but heard words that rocked his core: “Roger you need to man up! If she dies in your arms tonight, at least she would die in the arms of her father.”
Roger knew he had to do something radical: to inspire men to be better role models, husbands and fathers. This film follows the first Man Up team, starting in the US. Off to Africa, they visit secret children’s prisons, orphanages, remote tribes, and a dump thousands call home. Loving big on orphans, the men were fathers and mentors to thousands, even if for a day.
The Man Up and Go brothers discovered their own lives were impacted the most – in the end, but will they ever be the same?
- Festival Screening: March 9th, 2014 approx. 4:16 pm