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The powerful documentary follows Rocky Braat, a young Pittsburgher who left his job to work at an AIDS orphanage in India.
By Amy Whipple, Pittsburgh Magazine
Sometimes our friends do really cool things. Local filmmaker Steve Hoover's best friend was that kind of guy.
Five years ago, Rocky Braat left his job and Pittsburgh for an excursion to India. Like many before him, he went in hopes of "finding himself". He did so, unexpectedly, in an AIDS orphanage in the thriving city of Chennai.
He stayed for a month. As he said his goodbyes, the children asked when he would come back, calling him Rocky Anna (Tamil for brother). The connection rattled him. He was back with the children only a week later. He only left once more, at the end of that summer, and has remained there ever since -- he lives in a hut, doles out anti retroviral medication, argues about his visa.
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