Documentarian visits best friend in India to see the mutual unconditional love that keeps his buddy bonded to a village hostel housing AIDS-afflicted children.


Steve Hoover
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Credited cast:
Rocky Braat ... Self
Steve Hoover ... Self - also narrator
Anitha Anitha ... Self
Devi Devi ... Self
Deepa Deepa ... Self
Lattha Lattha ... Self
Kowsala Kowsala ... Self
Sathish Sathish ... Self
Subbu Subbu ... Self
Keerthi Keerthi ... Self
Vemity Vemity ... Self
Konchina Konchina ... Self - Vemity's little sister
Nirmala Selvanathan Nirmala Selvanathan ... Self (as Nimmy)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tom Granger Tom Granger ... Driver (as Thomas Granger Jr.)


Blood Brother is an intimate portrait of Rocky Braat, a young man who longed to find a family. He didn't know it, but this desire would lead him to an AIDS hostel in India, a place of unspeakable hardship, where he would find almost more love and need than he could bear. Written by Blood Brother

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We all need love.




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Explodes with Love, Heart, and Hope
30 January 2013 | by enersanctumSee all my reviews

At the our screening of Blood Brother at the Sundance Film Festival, the filmmakers had to ask the audience to stop our standing ovation. As a host for Sundance Film-Forward and the Human Rights Watch Film Festivals, I've seen hundreds of docs, and Blood Brother is far-and-away the best documentary our group had seen in years, and the best film we saw at Sundance this year - period. The film doesn't just have heart, either, but is full of stunningly beautiful cinematography with scenes that make the filmmakers seem impossibly lucky. The film swells with emotive music, inspired events, unscripted words of incredible wisdom, and moments of raw transparency. In the end, it becomes a film that transcends its genre.

At its core, Blood Brother is a universally appealing film, which I believe is one of the reasons it was such a rousing success at Sundance. It is a buddy film, a hero's journey, a drama, a comedy, and a love story all rolled into one epic documentary that reminds the viewer just how beautiful and valuable even the most tragic of lives can be. After the film, Rocky (the subject of the film) and the film crew hung around to answer questions, and it was clear that the film was an honest and genuine glimpse into the lives of extraordinarily compassionate people who truly live up to the radical kindness expressed in the film. It certainly deserves every accolade it has garnered so far.

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