Series Society & Culture
documentary series
4 x 45'
Britta Hosman
VPRO Television
HD available

Brothers and Sisters. You don’t get to choose them but your family bond lasts a lifetime. Sometimes they are your trusted friends, sometimes they are your rivals. But what is it like when your sibling is a megastar, an icon? We meet siblings Leon Hendrix, George Obama, Vanessa Branson and Stella Parton.

Leon Hendrix, brother to Jimi
Leon has a hard day’s work being the brother of the best guitar player in the world. There is still big money to be earned in the legacy of guitar legend Jimi.

George Obama, brother to Barack
George Obama lives in the Nairobi slums. Since his brother became president of the United States a heavy burden rests on his shoulders

Vanessa Branson, sister to Richard
Because Richard outshined his siblings in many areas, Vanessa had to look for her own niche and she found it in art. She is a key figure in the booming art world of Marrakech

Stella Parton, sister to Dolly
Just like her older sister Dolly, Stella wanted to be a professional singer. She recorded over thirty albums, she starred in musicals on Broadway, but never really broke through.

bron foto: Pim Hawinkels