How can peace in the Middle East prevail, if it cannot in a family? More than 25 years have gone by since Yulie’s brother turned into an ultra orthodox Jew and lost contact with his family. Yulie documents how she approaches her brother after her recent divorce.
This story is a persistent journey towards her family and towards an understanding of why people fall in love with religion. Following 'My Terrorist' and 'My Land Zion', 'My Brother' is the last in Cohen Gerstel’s trilogy, where Yulie tries to reunite her Israeli family, reflecting her personal story, yet again, on the collective.
Release: 2007 (Denmark)
Duration: 57 minutes
Genre: Documentary short
Spoken language: Hebrew and English
Director: Yulie Cohen Gerstel
Screenplay: Yulie Cohen Gerstel
Cinematography: Oded Kirma
Editor: Boaz Lion
Sound Design: Eli Bain, Ravid Dvir, Rasmus Winther Jensen, Jacob Heldt and Haim Meir
Composer: Nadav Vickinsky
Producers: Yulie Cohen Gerstel, Esther van Messel and Lise Lense-Møller
Production Country: Israel
Production Company: Cohen Gerstel Productions
Coproducers: Magic Hour Films and First Hand Films
Produced with support from: BBC4 Storyville, Channel 2, The Danish Film Institute,
Tel-Aviv Foundation for the Arts, and TV2/Denmark.