Directed by: Yonatan Nir

Year: 2016

Storyline: 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 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 colorful backdrop of India, open new horizons and greatly deepen our understanding of special needs people and their families.

Press Reviews:

  • - "My Hero Brother moves hearts and minds with its story of adventure, perseverance and sibling love". Jessica Steinberg, TIMES OF ISRAEL
  • - "In the times of a global familial meltdown, My Hero Brother presents a rare insight into bonding between siblings against all odds. Deeply moving and genuinely inspiring".
    F. Khan, BBC WORLD
  • - "Humanistic and attentive to its heroes, I highly recommend". Yael Shuv, TIME OUT MAGAZINE
  • - "Intended for viewers with a big heart". Yehuda Stav, YEDIOTH AHRONOTH
  • - "A must for every adolescent". Doron Brosh, MAARIV

Speaking Session: Director Yonatan Nir will be on a U.S tour during January-February 2017 and is available for screenings and speaking sessions
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