Mon, Aug. 1 at 9pm – POV: He’s My Brother
In HE’S MY BROTHER, Danish director Cille Hannibal and co-director Christine Hanberg turn their lens on a family’s struggle to find care for a sibling with disabilities. Christine's brother Peter experiences his world through touch, smell, and taste. Now 30 years old, Peter's family is having trouble finding the proper care for his multiple disabilities.
'POV: He’s My Brother' on WSIU TV is made possible by local program sponsor Sangamon Mass Transit District.
‘He's My Brother’ explores how the family works to assure him a dignified life once the parents are gone – and Christine's own uncertainties about one day becoming his primary caregiver.
POV is one of the most highly-acclaimed documentary series on television. In the last year, the series received seven News & Documentary Emmy nominations, and won Best Documentary for Advocate (POV Season 33). This marked the second year in a row that a POV film took home that honor; POV earned the 2020 Best Documentary award for The Silence of Others (POV Season 32). POV won two Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Awards for Through the Night (POV Season 33) and Softie (POV Season 33). In addition to its Academy Award® nomination for Best Documentary Feature, The Mole Agent (POV Season 33) was also shortlisted for Best International Feature. Recently, Mayor (POV Season 34) received a Peabody nomination and four POV films were awarded Peabody Awards in 2020: The Distant Barking of Dogs, Inventing Tomorrow, Midnight Traveler, and The Silence of Others (POV Season 32).