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(2013) focuses on an American man who, after initially visiting as a tourist, moved to India to volunteer at the Arias Home of HOPE
, a home for HIV-positive children in Acharapakkam, near Chennai. He eventually became an Indian citizen by marriage.
Originally funded on Kickstarter
with the working title Uncle America
, the film went on to win both the U.S. Grand Jury Prize for a documentary and the U.S. Audience Award for a documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. On Monday it premiered as an episode of Independent Lens
- Trailers: , 
- The Independent Lens web site offers its own trailer and a collection of clips
- Interviews: X96 Sundance, Bring Your Own Doc, Independent Lens blog
- Rocky Braat, the subject of the film, has a personal web site We Must So They Can with an extensive collection of images, stories, and video from before the film was released; his Youtube channel
- More on the web site of LIGHT, the 501c3 that the filmmakers are coordinating with
- I Was Always Beautiful, Braat's book, which also has a trailer
Every dollar of profit from Blood Brother is being donated. Fifty percent is being donated directly to Red Hot Organization and Arms Around the Child. The other half is being donated to Rocky through L.I.G.H.T. to build half-way homes for HIV positive orphans and supply vocational training to build a bridge to healthy adulthood.
All proceeds from the book will go to help Rocky in his work.