He's My Brother

Skyggebarn

Czech premiere

What’s life like with a brother who is deaf and blind, only able to perceive the surrounding world through touch, smell and taste? And how does one come to terms with a lifelong responsibility for someone?

An intimate view into one Danish family through the eyes of young Christine, who helps care for her older brother Peter, a young man who is fully dependent on his family’s assistance. Lifelong care for a son with a rare combination of disabilities, for whom the Danish system does not provide a full support structure, leaves its mark mainly on his mother. At the same time, Christine is trying to come to terms with what the future might bring and what it means to live in close daily contact with her brother. Thanks to Peter’s mother and sister, his hidden world without images or sound, powerfully conveyed by the film, is full of stimuli and happy moments, though it remains a challenge for everyone involved.

Impact

The central character of the documentary He’s My Brother is not only blind and deaf, but also has a mild form of autism. NAUTIS (National Institute for Autism) has been providing support to people with autism and their families in the Czech Republic since 2003. You can support this organisation by volunteering, donating a financial or material gift, but also in other ways.

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About the film

Denmark, Norway
2021 / 75 min.

Director
Cille Hannibal, Christine Hanberg

Language
Danish

Subtitles
Czech, English

Director

Cille Hannibal

Cille Hannibal

2021 - He's My Brother
2018 - The Night We Fell
2013 - 2.7
Christine Hanberg

Christine Hanberg

2021 - He's My Brother

Screenings

24. 3.
18:00 h
Praha: Bio Oko
CSL Interpretation Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing
Discussion
Mgr. Karolína Veselá, field social worker LORM Prague
Mgr. Václav Skalický DiS, field social worker LORM Prague and Liberec
Mgr. Petra Zimermanová, director LORM z.s.
27. 3.
20:30 h
Praha: Atlas MS
Open captions for the Deaf and hard of hearing

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