United States 2021 – Director: Nicholas Bruckman – Co-Director: Jeffrey Winter – Original language: English – Subtitles: English – Length: 96 min.

“Be a Hero” is the maxim of the activist and father Ady Barkan, who was diagnosed at the age of 32 with ALS. Although his condition is deteriorating rapidly, he campaigns for social healthcare reform in USA. An inspiring insight into the life of a powerful hero.

We present the International Premiere of the film.

The subtitles are selectable in the audio settings of the video.

No youth rating


Nicholas Bruckman

Bruckman works as a producer and actor in New York. He also founded his production company People's Television there. His films have won awards at several festivals, including the Sundance Film Festival.

Filmography (selection)

VALLEY OF SAINTS, IN / USA 2012, 82 min.
LA AMERICANA, USA 2008, 65 min.


DOK.focus Empowerment

The thematic series follows empowerment movements around the world: from feminist protest to queer pride to climate action. Six films, one call: Empower yourselves!


In cooperation with



Production: People's Television. Producer: Amanda Roddy. International Sales: The Film Collaborative

DOK.focus Empowerment 2021

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