BROTHER'S KEEPER

V' 04

BROTHER'S KEEPER

Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
USA, 1991
Documentaries, 105min, OF

BROTHER'S KEEPER

Joe Berlinger, Bruce Sinofsky
USA, 1991
Documentaries, 105min, OF

Cast: 
Delbert Ward
Lyman Ward
Roscoe Ward
Screenplay: 
Joe Berlinger
Bruce Sinofsky
Sound: 
Mike Karas
Bruce Sinofsky
Joe Berlinger
Camera: 
Douglas Cooper
Richard Hissong
Editor: 
Joe Berlinger
Bruce Sinofksy

Production: 
Creative Production Int. Ltd. P.O. Box 256, Prince Street Station New York, NY 10012, USA
World Sales: 
Radical Media 435 Hudson St Fl 6 New York, NY 10014, USA T 212 462-1503 dawson@radicalmedia.com
Format: 
35 mm
Color

Brilliant documentarians Joe Berlinger and Bruce Sinofsky collaborated for the first time on this enthralling documentary about the «Ward boys» of rural Munnsville, New York. The four Wards were farmers, living in the same run-down shack where they were born, some 60 years earlier. One morning, Bill Ward didnt wake up. And the state decided that Delbert Ward had smothered him in the night, taking mercy on his ailing brother and simply killing him. Brothers Keeper follows the trial of Delbert; which wouldnt have happened, it seems, had Delbert not signed a confession (despite his ability to barely read). The directors interview townsfolk, follow the media circus that quickly surrounds the trial, and how the Ward brothers lives are turned upside down. Then theres the question: Did he do it? (Christopher Null)