Omar Epps has signed on as an executive producer of Daddy Don’t Go, a documentary that will explore fatherhood in America. The film’s creators launched a Kickstarter campaign at the end of last year, and successfully met their goal by raising $83,388 in funds.

Epps, still riding the wave of his popular ABC show, Resurrection, says that executive producing  the film hits close to home for him.

“Being the product of a fatherless household, Daddy Don’t Go delves into an issue that’s close to my heart. In the media, we’re always inundated with the notion that black men and/or men from impoverished areas are absent fathers. Though that may be true to an extent, there are also thousands of young men fighting to be active fathers in their children’s lives. This fact gets smothered in the media by rampant negative imagery of black men and fatherless children. ‘Daddy Don’t Go’ chronicles…

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