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A documentary by Yonatan Nir
Rating: Parental Guidance (Suitable for all but parents should guide their young.)
Running Time: 78 min
Language: Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
Level 16, The Pod, National Library Building
For access to The Pod, please proceed to the lift lobby opposite the information counter at Level 1.
Join us on 22 November 2017 for the screening of My Hero Brother, followed by a post-screening discussion with representatives from Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS).
My Hero Brother follows a group of young adults with Down Syndrome, accompanied by their brothers and sisters, embarking on a demanding trek through the Indian Himalayas. Unresolved conflicts surface as the siblings deal with formidable physical and emotional challenges.
Set against the rich and colourful backdrop of India, the difficult trails and poignant relationships open new horizons and deepen the viewer’s understanding of those with special needs as well as their families.
Admission is free. Registration is required.
Movement for the Intellectually Disabled of Singapore (MINDS) was founded in May 1962 by a group of philanthropists who saw the need to provide equal opportunities for children with intellectual disabilities to receive education and later, to be integrated as contributing and responsible citizens in Singapore. MINDS is one of Singapore’s oldest and largest voluntary welfare organizations, and has 17 facilities - 4 Special Education Schools, 3 Employment Development Centres, 8 Training and Development Centres, 1 Multi-purpose Residential Services catering to the needs of persons with moderate to severe intellectual disability in Singapore, and 1 Caregivers Support Services Centre.
MINDS has recently taken over the administration of the Appropriate Adult scheme, and runs a befriender programme called Me Too! Club and the Home-Based Care Services. To know more, visit http://www.minds.org.sg/
The Alt Screen series features Asian cinematic stories that offer critical perspectives and interpretations of global issues. In this second edition, Alt Screen: IN TRANSIT explores the mental, physical and spiritual journeys taken by modern man, through stories that examine the notions of travel, transience and transition.