Close this search box.
Sunday, June 16
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

National Museum of African American History & Culture, Oprah Winfrey Theater

1400 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20560



Angela Patton, Natalie Rae

Executive Producers

Kerry Washington, Angela Patton, Joel Edgerton, Jessica Seinfeld, Hallee Adelman, Lydia Kives, J.M. Harper, Lance Acord, Jackie Kelman Bisbee, Wendy Neu


Natalie Rae, Lisa Mazzotta, Justin Benoliel, James Cunningham, Mindy Goldberg, Sam Bisbee, Kathryn Everett, Laura Choi Raycroft


Troy Lewis, Adelina Bichis


Michael Cambio Fernandez

Daughters is a moving exploration of empathy and forgiveness, born from an eight-year journey undertaken by filmmaker Natalie Rae and activist Angela Patton, who advocates for “at-promise” girls. As Aubrey, Santana, Raziah, and Ja’Ana prepare for a special event, they speak openly about their hopes, dreams, and disappointments. Their discussions reveal a deep wisdom and honesty regarding their fathers’ inconsistent presence, showing an awareness beyond their years.

The film challenges incarceration stereotypes and serves as a poignant reminder of the healing and empowering nature of maintaining family bonds. While Daughters showcases moments of joy, it also confronts more difficult emotions, such as heartbreak, skepticism, reluctance to engage, and anger, in a vérité style. However, the film also captures lighter moments, including classic dad jokes that shift the mood once again.

Co-director, Daughters 

Natalie Rae is an award-winning director who has dedicated much of her career to women’s rights. The U.N. and Gates Foundation have commissioned her work, and she has received two Cannes Young Lions nominations. Rae brings a distinct style and effervescent energy to music videos, commercials, and documentaries.

Co-director, Daughters 

Angela Patton, CEO of Girls For A Change, is committed to advancing opportunities for Black girls. Her TEDWomen talk garnered over one million views and inspired the making of Daughters. As a speaker, author, and co-director, Patton is dedicated to celebrating and sharing the multifaceted experiences of Black girls.