Director: Steve Hoover
- 2013 Sundance Film Festival
- 2013 Sundance London Film and Music Festival
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 Anna,” as the children living at an orphanage for those infected with HIV know him, was dissatisfied with his life in America. Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, he found his calling living and working with 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.
Director Steve Hoover—who is best friends with his subject—ventured to India to chronicle Rocky’s newfound life in this beautifully crafted and personal film. The bond Rocky forges with his friend and the deep connection he makes with the children he serves is Blood Brother's testament to one person’s ability to create a meaningful life.
(Archives note: see also Steve Hoover's Meet The Artist interview on our YouTube Channel.)
Screening Details2013 Sundance Film Festival
- Section: U.S. Documentary Competition
- Film Type: U.S. Documentary Feature Films
- Country: U.S.A.
- Language: English and Tamil
- Run Time: 92 min.