My Brother

Director: Andreas Kidess

Institute History

  • 2000 Sundance Film Festival


A dark rendition of the true story of two brothers who, following the loss of their mother, are raised within the nightmare of the social-services system. Exploited by the very institution that was created to protect them, their lives take very different turns but lead to the same tragic end. With harrowing performances by William Lightning, Cody Lightning, Nathaniel Arcand, and Adam Beach, director Andreas Kidess finds a shadowed style that contributes to the nuances of this lurid history.

— Heather Rae

Screening Details


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