INDEPENDENT LENS: Blood Brother

INDEPENDENT LENS: Blood Brother

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 10:00pm

Rocky and Surya

Credit: Courtesy of Jeremy Cowart

Trace Rocky Braat’s journey from America to India, where he devotes his life to HIV-infected orphans. 

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 Braat was dissatisfied with his life in America and traveled to India as a disillusioned tourist. When he met a group of children living in an orphanage for those infected with HIV, he decided to stay and devote his life to them. Having grown up without a close-knit family of his own, he found his calling living and working with these kids. 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 prove to be an invaluable resource. Blood Brother, airing Monday, January 20, 2014 at 10 p.m. on WXXI, traces Rocky’s story of working in the village of Tamil Nadu, India, for several years. The film illustrates his commitment to the children and the families who face life and death situations daily.

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