*Thanks to the Publicist for providing a copy for review.*
Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphans DVD
Narrated by Rebecca St. James
Directed by Noah Lamberth, David Trotter
Rated: NR (Not Rated)
Studio: Word Entertainment
DVD Release Date: April 23, 2013
Run Time: 47 minutes
Winner of “Best Short Documentary” at the 2012 San Diego Christian Film Festival, Mother India is a compelling documentary that chronicles the adventure of 25 courageous orphans living as a family along the railway in Tenali, India.Mother India brings to light the struggles faced daily by over 31 million orphans in India and the challenge of rescuing them from a life of begging and addiction.
Mother India, is the work of first-time filmmakers David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha. “India is growing in both population and industry, but few people know that there are over 31 million orphans in this nation,” commented Trotter (Executive Producer, Director). “Each of these young lives is much more than a statistic. Every one of them has a name, a face and a story.” Scheinoha (Executive Producer) added, “We’re not out to just tell a tragic story. We’re focused on raising awareness and changing lives.”
I meant to tell you about this yesterday, but organization and time on my end of things did not permit me to watch the film until this morning. Today, releasing is this documentary that gives a glimpse into the lives of orphans in India. Watching documentaries is always hard when they portray the harsh realities of difficult times in life because the human heart desires to help and it’s not always possible. With 31Million.org and Harvest India they are setting up a sponsorship that may help. It doesn’t help them all, after all there is 31Million, but everything puts forth the arms of God to do more.
I didn’t know what to expect in watching this film and it is not preachy or overtly Christian. It’s truth in the screen and hard to watch but if it can reach the right people it might change lives. Definitely worthy to screen for large audiences.
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