“FATHER UNKNOWN” is the true story of a man’s struggle to face an emptiness he carries inside. Disconnected from the people closest to him and haunted by the secrecy in his family, he records his desperate search for connection on a journey with the father he’s never truly known.
David Quint spent his lifetime obsessed with the fragments of the unspoken story of his father’s childhood at an orphanage. And on a trip with his father, Urban, back to Switzerland, David hoped to discover what had been hidden in a lifetime of silence. In returning to the past, what they discovered transformed their relationship and their entire family.
I had the pleasure of visiting with the Quints and learning about the two men whose very raw, tender journey has become an inspiring feature length film. In a series of 13 video interviews you’ll come to know and love these men and appreciate the gift they give in opening their lives to us.
In this segment: The simple act of David showing interest in Urban’s past touched Urban’s heart and was the beginning of mending a years-long distance between the two. Of course, the journey itself yielded a multiplicity of blessings, but it all began with David showing interest.