My Hero Brother – Tuesday, May 30 – 7:00 PM
Part of the Winnipeg International Jewish Film Festival
Ach Sheli Gibor
Israel/India, 2016, Hebrew with English subtitles, Director: Yonatan Nir, 78 minutes
A group of remarkable young people with Down Syndrome embarks on a demanding trip through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their “normal” brothers and sisters. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down Syndrome child in the family come to surface, while a heartwarming and special closeness develops among the siblings as they deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges.
The difficult trials and poignant relationships set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families. Jury Award and Audience Award, Santa Barbra International Film Festival, 2017.