DOCAVIV International Documentary Filmfestival 2012

In 1993 director Britta Wandaogo bought her first video camera; from that moment on she began documenting her close relationship with Dirk, her brother. When Dirk became addicted to heroin Britta was by his side, believing it a fleeting episode. As time passed, Dirk was in and out of rehab, and Britta became immersed in an emotional turmoil eroding the distinction between her life and his. From hours of intimate raw footage filmed over a decade, Wandaogo weaves a shocking personal story of infinite brotherly love and the tragic passion for self destruction. With her camera in the thick of the experience, the director offers a perspective that is non-judgmental, compassionate, and full of pain.