I recently received a copy of a new documentary that comes out on Tuesday, April 23rd called “Mother India – Life Through The Eyes of the Orphan” This 49 minute documentary follows David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha as they travel to India to see life through the eyes of an orphan. Remarkably, there are over 31 million orphans in India. Living in conditions that are far beyond anything you would imagine, these orphans often come together as a family. Their parents have either abandon them or died. It is a powerful look into their day to day struggle to survive.
I watched “Mother India” with my 12 year old son. At one point I asked him how this made him feel to live where we live and have what we have. These children use needles they find on the street and struggle with other addictions which often lead to Aids and other disease. They literally sniff the office product “White Out” because it is cheap and can give them a high. As they explained in the film, they do this to escape the physical and mental pain, even if only for a few minutes.
I highly recommend watching “Mother India” if you have the opportunity. The end will leave you with hope that there is something that each of us can do to help. Even if it is just one of the 31 million. “Mother India” releases on Tuesday.
I give “Mother India – Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan” a 5 out of 5.
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