Friday, April 19, 2013
DVD Review - Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan
About the DVD
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.”
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My Take on the DVD
David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha, travel to India and tell a story which focuses on the children of India that are abandoned and homeless. There are 31 million children who are orphans in India. These two men befriend a group of 25 orphans, learn their stories, and begin a process to help the two youngest orphans who will eventually become adopted by a local children's home called HARVEST INDIA.
Your heart and soul will hurt for these children who have been abused by their parents, police, and other orphans. You will learn how they beg for money to purchase food each day. You will also learn how in this group of 25 orphans they take care of each other making sure everyone eats, has clothing, protection, and medicine. The children abuse drugs and many of them have HIV and AIDS.
We often do not know what is happening in other countries. This documentary brings to light the injustice done to children in India. It is a movie you need to watch.
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