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Educational Edition of This Is My Sister DVD for $55.00 with free shipping.

An educational DVD includes a license  (permission) to show the film to groups of people. It also allows you, the organization, to use for training and broadening the discussion around key issues introduced in the film to bring about positive change in our society.

The Educational Edition includes the feature film, which showcases the major issues presented in the film -- love of family, support, employment, sexuality, independence and what people thought then and now in society. Great for libraries, schools, non-profits, community organizations, corporations and anyone who wants to share the DVD with groups of individuals. Please note that the home DVD is only licensed for personal home use.                   

If you would like Frank to speak at your screening of "This Is My Sister" let us know.

From the  beginning, “This Is My Sister” was going to be a handmade film. Every  frame has my DNA on it in some form because it was made over the last  two years, though its inception was really six years ago  as I witnessed one of the sisters stand and say “And This Is My  Sister”.  Words that still resonate deep within me today. As I give this  story to the world here on DVD, it is altogether fitting that I  dedicate this film to the families and extended support  staff that have given their love to their sisters, brothers, fathers,  mothers and friends. 

Frank G. Caruso

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What people are saying about "This Is My Sister"

Frank has captured something truly amazing and wonderful that most  people look for their entire lives and don't find: unconditional love.  Mary is an amazing person because of this wonderful family.  

Mickey Schwarz-WI

Truly inspirational!  Amy Verheyden-WI

Very inspiring, your story touched my heart. Unconditional love personified.  Dan Zadra-WA

Beautiful story! As for someone that has worked in the developmentally  disabled industry and their institutional settings, I am so grateful to  Mr. Caruso for taking intrest in Mary and her sister. Mr. Caruso has  done such a wonderful job showing the relationship and the love that  these two sisters share.

Elizabeth Sampson-NY

Mary is a wonderful lady and it is amazing to see the love that she and her sisters have for each other. 

Anna Hitz-WI


Film critic Jason S. Lockard reviews This Is My Sister.


In the 1950s the stark reality of special needs children was life in an institution, such would have been the fate of Mary, if not for her mother that said; after seeing the institutions, "not our Mary!" So as Bernard Siegel once said, "No Matter what the statistics say, there is always a way." The family determined within   themselves to take care of Mary and make her life as happy as they could possibly make it.

Filmmaker Frank Caruso in his film "This Is My Sister", takes us on a  journey of parents who were not willing to just put their child away.  Two sisters who love their special sister with undying love and a very special lady named Mary Fisher who even though she had down syndrome lives a full and productive life.

This film will have you running the gambit of emotions you'll find yourself crying one minute and singing along with Mary the next. This is an incredible story of love, sacrifice and devotion.  As Frank G. Caruso himself said, “Without love, you have no home.” And Mary has a loving home.

This is a film everyone should see. So I highly recommend you head over to and watch the trailer of this impactful film. It very well may change the way you see special needs children forever.

Moral Rating: Parental Guidance
Genre: Documentary
Length: 61 minutes
Released: 2012
Our Rating: A

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