Republican Dad

Categories: Shorts
35min | 2010
Many of us have relatives whose political beliefs clash with our own. In my case, the family member with whom I disagree most is my own father. And in 2008 he ran for the U.S. House Of Representatives. When my dad was younger, his political beliefs were closer to mine. In 1968, he cast his first vote in a Presidential Election for Democrat Hubert Humphrey. Today my dad is a Republican politician. What happened? Set against the backdrop of the 2008 Presidential election, REPUBLICAN DAD follows the dramatic twists and turns of my dad?s campaign for Congress and explores his political evolution over the course of his life. Though his campaign provides a narrative thread, the story is not about whether my dad won or lost. Rather, REPUBLICAN DAD is about what happens when fathers and sons, or mothers and daughters, believe in different things.

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Topics: Dysfunctional Family, Parenting, Family, Relationships, Republican, Government
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Matthew Schlobohm User
Matthew Schlobohm User
September 13, 2014
C+
Brian Mac
Brian Mac
June 15, 2014
C
Christi Fuson Cokeley
Christi Fuson Cokeley
May 9, 2014
B+
Michael Pielocik
Michael Pielocik
April 18, 2014
A+
Johannes Broekmeijer
Johannes Broekmeijer
December 14, 2013
B-
Amy
Amy
November 20, 2013
A
Jonas Souza
Jonas Souza
November 14, 2013
cool
thomas mcgrath
thomas mcgrath
October 7, 2013
D-
This is nothing more than a poorly put together home movie. Not much said here in my opinion. He very ineptly compares his poor relationship with his father to that of his Dad's relationship with his father. I expected more from SNAG.
Hugh Phillips
Hugh Phillips
October 7, 2013
Fantastic film. I definitely understand the son more than the father!