With Dad is a short nonfiction film that chronicles the work of American photographer Stephen DiRado, specifically during the painful 20-year period of his father’s decline and eventual death from Alzheimer’s disease. DiRado, known for long-term projects, used his antique large-format box camera to meticulously document the end of his artistic mentor’s life in a way that celebrates a legacy without concealing the trauma inherent in the premature loss of a loved one. Based on DiRado’s book of the same name, With Dad includes interviews with Stephen DiRado, new high-resolution scans of his work and contemporaneous digital video footage shot by his brother, Chris.
Where to Watch
This program premiered Tuesday, September 21, 2021 on CPTV Spirit.