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Blood Brother

(DVD)
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist with no close family of his own. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. To the children, he becomes 'Rocky Anna, ' or brother. The documentary features longtime friend Steve Hoover, as he traces Rocky's story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India for five years. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and their families who face life-and-death situations on a daily basis.
Title: Blood brother
[videorecording]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (92 min.) :,sound, color ;,4 3/4 in.
video file, DVD video, rda
digital, optical, rda
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2013.
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Summary: Rocky went to India as a disillusioned tourist with no close family of his own. When he met a group of children with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. To the children, he becomes 'Rocky Anna, ' or brother. The documentary features longtime friend Steve Hoover, as he traces Rocky's story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India for five years. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and their families who face life-and-death situations on a daily basis.
Local Note: 1
Additional Contributors: Braat, Rocky
Docurama (Firm)
Branch Call Number: DVD 362.1969 BLO
Distributor: New York, NY :, Docurama,, [2014]
Performers: Rocky Braat.
System Details: DVD.
Subject Headings: HIV-positive persons Care India Tamil Nadu Video recordings. Braat, Rocky Video recordings.
Genre/Form: Biographical films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Nonfiction films.
Documentary films.
Topical Term: HIV-positive persons
Publisher No: 88130227000
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Sep 03, 2014
  • GreenDreams rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

This movie puts this world into perspective, challenges the sense of meaning and purpose in each of us and answers what it is to be human.

This documentary is such a very common human story, with all of its foibles and issues. And yet, it is so very poignant, heartfelt and heartbreaking, and reminds us that all any of us are looking for is to belong to the human family, and wish to find the value in what ultimately provides us with fulfillment as people.

An amazingly simple movie providing a clarity we rarely allow ourselves to experience.

I highly recommend this movie to anyone who questions the impact one person can have in this large and often confused world. I also encourage viewers to take the time to watch the many extras on the DVD.

Jul 01, 2014
  • S3707 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

The most moving and touching documentary I have ever seen.
What an amazing, loving, and
caring man this Rocky is. I
recommend this documentary
to everyone who wants to truly
see a shiny example of selflessness
and compassion.

Feb 28, 2014
  • white_cobra_21 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A very powerful film. If you are from the younger generation - Rocky Anna is a guy who "put his money where his mouth is" so to speak. He didn't talk about making a difference, he committed to it. If you are part of the older generation, and wonder how well these 'whipper-snappers' are going to take care of this place... Rocky Anna is a source of hope and inspiration.

Feb 13, 2014
  • AdrianaK25 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I saw this special on PBS and then on DVD. So amazing. Really makes me think, could I give everything up to help others? Finished in tears. I wish some people (famous) would watch this and realize material things won't bring happiness. Use that money for the goof of others. These kids are desperate. A MUST SEE!

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