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Blood Brother (2013)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 29 April 2014 (Netherlands)
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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 ... Himself
Steve Hoover ... Himself, also narrator
Anitha Anitha ... Herself
Devi Devi ... Herself
Deepa Deepa ... Herself
Lattha Lattha ... Herself
Kowsala Kowsala ... Herself
Sathish Sathish ... Himself
Subbu Subbu ... Herself
Keerthi Keerthi ... Herself
Vemity Vemity ... Herself
Konchina Konchina ... Herself, Vemity's little sister
Nirmala Selvanathan Nirmala Selvanathan ... Herself (as Nimmy)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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Release Date:

29 April 2014 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$121,160, 26 March 2014
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16:9 HD
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Steve Hoover: When Rocky made the decision to move to India, I thought he was being impulsive, but I tried to be supportive. We'd been best friends for ten years, lived together for seven. I assumed he would always be around. It's been a year and a half since he left. He's asked me to come see him, but I haven't gone. We've kept in touch through email and Skype. He talks a lot about the kids and their struggles with HIV. His visa was rejected, so I'm on my way to pick him up at the airport. Rocky really ...
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22 October 2013 | by james_hatchettSee all my reviews

The most moving Documentary I have ever seen. The editing was great. It was like we were there with them. I was moved by the day to day struggles, and hungered for the little victories. Some parts were difficult to watch. You will want to bring tissue paper for this one. There really are no films or documentaries that are similar, but Rocky's Journey does remind me of the Journey that Mother Teresa took. His life is a brilliant example of what love is. Well done. I was frustrated for driving over 30 miles to go see it. Having seen it, I would gladly drive 300. I look forward to hearing more about the hostel and opportunities to make a difference.

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