A new documentary, Dear Daddy, explores the pain that 1.8 million young women ages 18-24 experienced from growing up without a father. It explores the trickle-down affect in all aspects of their life.

"The trauma that these girls – these 1.8 million 18- to 24-year-old black girls -- 1.8 million – are carrying on their heart, it’s not been given a voice,” says director Janks Morton. “And what I found is that this arc, it goes through a woman’s life. It just manifests itself in all these different ways that I think, that if we can get this generation, you know, an opportunity to purge themselves of this trauma, I think there are some greatness that can begin to happen in the relationship dynamic in blacks.”

Take a look at the clip from Dear Daddy below.