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My Hero Brother

Israel | 2016 | 78 min | Hebrew | Yonatan Nir

An inspirational and affecting story of a group of Israeli youth on a physically and emotionally demanding trek through the Himalayas with their siblings – the twist – these youth live with Downs Syndrome. Unresolved conflicts and the complexities of growing up with a Down syndrome sibling come. to surface. A heart-warming 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 colourful backdrop of India and culture shock, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families.

*Director Yonatan Nir will attend the Auckland Festival with the kind support from the Embassy of Israel. A Q&A will follow the screenings.

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    The Roxy

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    Q Theatre

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  • Australasia Premiere
  • Doc Edge 2017 WINNER Best International Director
  • Best Documentary Film Award & Audience Choice Award - Santa Barbara International Film Festival