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On September 27, 2005 the landmark film, "Uncle Chaim" was released. "Uncle Chaim" is a powerful drama bringing hope to all.

On September 27, 2005 the landmark film, "Uncle Chaim" was released. This is a story of embarrassment, recrimination, reconciliation and tolerance. A story that brought ethnically and religiously diverse groups for this labor and mission of love. Their mission - to rid the stigma of mental retardation and illness. A stigma that still hangs as a thick fog in cultures world over, causing family and community to be blind to the gifts before them.

Uncle Chaim is one of those rare films that brings tears to your eyes from the joy of watching a beautiful story well told. Indeed, it has the rare distinction of showcasing not one but three scenes that can be described as brilliant.

A family secret. Faint memories...of another. One left in the shadows and locked in the past. Abandoned. Once loved, now lost to the anonymous and impersonal halls of a private hospital, denying all dignity to the gentle, middle-aged resident, Uncle Chaim, a scuba mask perched precariously on his face...wishing to be liked, wishing to come home...

With such a fabulously diverse and devoted cast and crew, it's no wonder that the film's story and universal message about love and acceptance strikes a profound chord with audiences of all religions and nationalities.

Mark Bellows plays Abie, a man who's struggling to maintain the illusion that he comes from a "normal" family. But there's one big secret he's been keeping from his son: that the boy has a mentally handicapped uncle, Chaim (Steve Arons), whom Abie has shunned since childhood. Will Abie continue to shut his brother out of his life, or will he finally accept him as one of the family? Every denial is just one more shaky wall in Abie's house of cards -- until it all comes crashing down.

Buy or rent "Uncle Chaim" and join the thousands who been inspired from this rare film.

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