The Jewish Inclusion Collaborative (JIC) of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis (JFCS), in partnership with the Twin Cities Jewish Film Festival, will present, My Hero Brother, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 18, at the St. Paul JCC.
Directed by award-winning filmmaker Yonatan Nir, the film tells the story of a group of remarkable young people with Down syndrome who embark on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas, accompanied by their brothers and sisters. The difficult trials and poignant relationships, set against the richly colorful backdrop of India, greatly deepen our understanding of people with special needs and their families.
Following the film screening, there will be a real-time Q&A conversation with Nir, from Israel, as well as a dessert reception. Film is in Hebrew with English subtitles.
My Hero Brother won “Best Documentary Feature” at the Palm Beach International Film Festival and Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, and “Best International Documentary,” at the Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, amongst several other awards.
An ASL interpreter will be present at the event. Event is free but space is limited; please register by November 12.
The mission of Jewish Inclusion Collaborative (JIC) is to unite the Twin Cities Jewish community in raising awareness and increasing access for people with disabilities to participate in all aspects of Jewish life. Jewish Inclusion Collaborative partners include: Adath Jeshurun Congregation, Bet Shalom Congregation, Beth El Synagogue, Beth Jacob Congregation, Chabad UofM, Darchei Noam, Minnesota Hillel, Mount Zion, Or Emet, Sharei Chesed, Shir Tikvah, and Temple Israel.