The Streets Were My Father
Release Date: June 20 - Father's Day
The Streets Were My Father - (Find Trailer here)
The Streets Were My Father features the real life journey of three inner-city Chicago men from fatherlessness to gangs, and from life in prison to prison ministry programs that set them on the road to redemption. And lives as productive members of society.The Streets Were My Fatheris an important and inspirational film for anyone who has a father. Or anyone who doesn't. And for anyone who believes in the power of God to transform lives.
What makes this film remarkable, however, is what happens to each of these men when they encounter prison ministry programs that not only set them on the road to redemption, but a life change that leads to forgiveness, mercy and love. And a life after prison (with the help of some great post-prison ministries) - as a present father in the lives of their respective children. In short, these men break the cycle of fatherlessness and hopelessness they were born into.
It is film infused with hope and grace – and through the testimony of each of these men – shows the power of Christ to change hearts and souls. And radically change lives.
Right now, nearly 2.3 million people in America are serving time in federal, state, and county jails.The vast majority of prisoners either don’t have a father, or have broken relationships with their father. Moreover, an astounding43% of all US children live without their father, which impacts more than just crime: it's an issue that drives so many tragic outcomes in America.
- 85% of youths in prison come from fatherless homes – 20 x the average.
- 90% of homeless and runaway children are from fatherless homes – 32 x the average.
- 71% of high school dropouts come from fatherless homes – 9 x the average.
- Children without a father are 4 x more likely to be living in poverty.
- 85% of children with behavior disorders come from fatherless homes – 20 x the average.