Fathers on Paternity Leave

What happens to an ordinary Icelandic family when the father of a new-born baby gets the opportunity to stay at home with the baby for three months? Will the relationship between father and wife better, and will the distribution of household chores be any different? And what has the employer and the colleagues at work to say about this arrangement? Those questions are among other that are asked in the documentary Fathers in paternity leave. We fallow one of the fathers through his paternity leave, talk to some others and interview, among others, a sociologist and a psychologist who are experts on the matter.

About the film

  • Type
  • National Premiere Date
    November 29, 1998
  • Length
    40 min. 19 sec.
  • Language
  • Original Title
    Feður í fæðingarorlofi
  • International Title
    Fathers on Paternity Leave
  • Production Year
  • Production Countries
  • Premiere TV Channel
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant

Company Credits

Television distribution

  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1998
  • Iceland
    RÚV, 1999