Blood Brother

When a disillusioned tourist in India met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them.

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Series
Independent Lens
Premiere Date
January 20, 2014
Length
90 minutes
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    2013 International Documentary Association (IDA)-Humanitas Documentary Award
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    2013 Sundance Film Festival-Grand Jury Prize
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    2013 Sundance Film Festival-Audience Award
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    2013 Thessaloniki International Documentary Film Festival-Audience Award
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    2013 Full Frame Documentary Film Festival -Full Frame Inspiration Award
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    2013 AFI Dallas International Film Festival-Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary
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    2013 Sheffield Doc/Fest-Sheffield Youth Jury Award
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    2014 News and Documentary Emmy Awards-Outstanding Music and Sound
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    Director

    Steve Hoover

    Steve Hoover has been directing commercials and music videos for a number of years. His work has been shown on virtually every media outlet, and has amassed over 100 million YouTube views. Steve is a director at Animal, a production and VFX facility in Pittsburgh, PA. Blood Brother was his first feature film.

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    Producer

    Danny Yourd

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    The Film

    The unmistakable power of love is celebrated in this story of one man’s decision to move to India and restart his life among the dispossessed.

    Rocky Braat was dissatisfied with his life in America, and traveled to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, he found his calling living and working with these kids in need. Unlike others who simply passed through their lives, Rocky stayed, dedicating himself to their health and well-being. Despite formidable challenges, his playful spirit and determination in the face of despair proves to be an invaluable resource.

    Blood Brother, a moving documentary feature directed by Rocky’s longtime friend Steve Hoover, traces Rocky’s story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India for several years. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and their families who face life and death situations on a daily basis.

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