What solace can a child take from a soldier doll with his father’s face?
In the US, war has increasingly become the long-term burden of a small percentage of the population. Since the beginning of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, many US military families have endured multiple overseas deployments. In Daddy Doll, Dutch filmmaker Kasper Verkaik follows the young Gutierrez family of Fort Polk in Louisiana as they prepare for nine months of separation. A subtle exploration of complex psychological forces, Daddy Doll powerfully conveys the fraught, uncertain experience of war for the family of those who leave to fight.
Director: Kasper Verkaik
Producer: Frank van den Engel