YFS Past Screenings & Events
This screening took place on
Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 4:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre
Winner of 14 festival awards including: Sundance Grand Jury Prize and Audience Award 2013 and Hot Docs 2013 Audience Award
Rocky Braat’s first trip to India was a journey of self-discovery. While there, he visited a care centre for women and children living with HIV and AIDS. It proved to be a life-transforming encounter. Despite never really liking children, Braat returns to Pittsburgh announcing he’ll be moving to India to work at the centre. Bewildered by Braat’s decision, director and best friend Steve Hoover decides to follow him on his journey. Expecting to find him making all the wrong decisions, Hoover discovers a very different story, and both men find their lives and those of the children are changed forever. He witnessed Rocky and the kids endure disease, abject poverty, and death. But, strangest of all, in the midst of these troubles, he also saw their deep joy. And he came to understand why Rocky had given up everything he had to experience it. ‘Blood Brother’ is a story of friendship. It’s a story of a life, stripped down to its essence. Most of all, it is a story about love, enduring in the face of death.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize and the Audience Award for US Documentary at Sundance, Blood Brother is a story of true conviction and dedication that reaches beyond doing aid work for personal gratification.
In English and Tamil with English subtitles
- Directed by Steve Hoover
- 2013, USA
- 93 minutes
- Film Subtitled
Screening sponsor: YDEC - Yukon Development Education Centre