(steady music) - [Sol Guy] And I want to tell you about my father, William Richard Guy, he was my first hero - Well gang, has probably been about four days since found out the news.
That the disease has it clutches into me.
So I thought I would sit down and do some of these tapes to be left behind, you know?
- Natasha: Filmmaker Sol Guy never watched the videos his dad left behind until 20 years later, when he was a father himself.
- What I didn't realize about watching the tapes was how much I'd had avoided them.
- I love you guys.
(video chirping) I love you guys so much.
(video chirping) (steady music) - [Sol Guy] Then I got a call my stepfather, Freye, he'd had a fall.
He was the polar opposite of my father.
Whereas my dad lit up a room and held the space, Freye made space for everyone else.
And what my big sister, Travestine taught me, "we don't run from fear."
And instead of running away, I ran to it.
(upbeat music) - Natasha: Fatherhood, family, and a journey of self-discovery.
- [Sol Guy] When you begin to understand more and more of (Freye laughing) where you came from, you have a deeper sense of who you are.
- Natasha: The Death Of My Two Fathers on America ReFramed and streaming in the PBS app.