When Saroo Brierley used Google Earth to find his long-lost home town half a world away, he made global headlines.
Saroo had become lost on a train in India at the age of five. Not knowing the name of his family or where he was from, he survived for weeks on the
streets of Kolkata, before being taken into an orphanage and adopted by a couple in Australia. Despite being happy in his new family, Saroo always
wondered about his origins. He spent hours staring at the map of India on his bedroom wall. When he was a young man the advent of Google Earth
led him to pore over satellite images of the country for landmarks he recognised. And one day, after years of searching, he miraculously found
what he was looking for.
Then he set off on a journey to find his mother.
A Long Way Home is a moving and inspirational true story of survival and triumph against incredible odds. It celebrates the importance of never
letting go of what drives the human spirit – hope.
LION is the biographical film based on Saroo's story. LION received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best
Picture, Best Supporting Actor (Dev Patel), Best Supporting Actress (Nicole Kidman) and Best Adapted Screenplay. It won two BAFTA Awards for
Best Supporting Actor (Patel) and Best Adapted Screenplay.