Jessie's Dad

Jessie's Dad

Byr Boaz Dvir

  • Genre: Documentary
  • Release: 2011-06-16
  • Rate: NR
  • Lenght: 0h 48min
  • Director: Boaz Dvir
  • iTunes Price: USD 14.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
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From blue-collar beginnings to Capitol Hill… an inspirational true story of a grieving father’s quest for justice and his transformation into a formidable child-protection crusader. Based on the true life kidnapping and murder of Jessica Lunsford.


  • A Source of Captivation and Inspiration

    By Teofilo Morales
    In this cocktail of emotions one feels the love between Mark and Jessie, the tragedy of Jessie's life, and the hopeful passion that Mark Lunsford has for making children just that much safer from sex offenders. It's a wonderful story and everyone should take this opportunity to hear it told in this fantastic documentary.
  • Shocked, surprised

    By RobertEThompsonIII
    Folks, here's my take: This movie will shock you, no doubt. The corruption. The hypocrisy. The lack of awareness. The horrifying crimes. However, this movie will also surprise you. The resolve. The inspiration. The power of a single person - in this case, a single father - to make a difference. Shocking? Yes/ Surprising? Surprisingly so.
  • Perfect! A beautiful film!

    By Wystie
    A inside glimpse into the heart break of a child's life taken by sexual violence. Mark Lunsford refused to be silenced and has been responsible for changing child advocacy laws for the better. A profoundly moving and life-changing film.
  • Heartbreak and Inspiration

    By Kerry O'Donnell
    Mark Lundsford is living every parent's worst nightmare - the horrific murder of his 8 year-old daughter Jessica. Even if you think you know Mark and Jessica's story, you need to watch this film. The failure of the justice system, the failure of the police investigation when Jessie went missing and the failure of too many state legislatures will leave you outraged. And watching Mark's crusade to protect all our children will leave you in tears. Filmmaker Boaz Dvir has captured glimpses of Mark's journey in such a way that you will feel as if you are right there with him, behing the camera.
  • Touching and Inspirational!

    By Jessi5738
    This film sheds light on so many pressing issues. As a parent, be prepared to question who your neighbors are. Great job to Mark for all the hard work he has done to protect our children.
  • Powerful and inspiring

    By Lizka1982
    This film is a must-see for anyone who doubts the strength of the human spirit in times of unfathomable tragedy. The film is poignant and finds inspiration, love and joy in a situation that seems intrinsicly void of them. Everyone should see it to become familiar with the political climate around protecting our country's children and to find ways to overcome what seems like insurmountable challenge and pain. Great job on this film!
  • Amazing film.

    By Alan Wolkenhauer
    What a tribute to the power of grassroots organizing. In the face of unimaginable tragedy, Mark Lundsford has chosen to pour himself into making the world a safer place for our children. Thank you for documenting this story.
  • Incredible Story Amazing Film

    By Nutch Elliott
    I was swept away into Mark Lunsford's pain, agony, heroism and strength. He truly made the world a better place for children, out of his own horrendous nightmare. The film was beautifully done, completely focused on Mark and Jessie. Beautiful, worth every penny to buy and show everyone you know, whether they have children or not. I am truly inspired.
  • Everyone needs to see this film!

    By RMWol
    This film masterfully tells Mark Lundsford's story in exactly the way Mark approaches his advocacy work: by making it available enough to be "universally understood." "Jessie's Dad" shows Mark's transformation from an "uneducated trucker driver" to a "savvy activist utilizing intimate, observational footage that gives clarity to the complexity and layers of depth to the surface impressions we've gotten from the media over the years. It is not a depressing film. In fact, it is inspiring. I am all at once aching, angry, and humbled by Mark's story. I am thankful for documentaries like "Jessie's Dad." We need more of them. Everyone needs to see this film.