Lion

Director:   Garth Davis
Year:   2016
Language:   English, Bengali and Hindi
Time:   118 minutes

Based on a true story, Lion tells of Saroo, a poor Indian village boy, who is separated from his family by a long train journey and unable to find his way home. After many dangers in Calcutta, he is placed in an orphanage and soon finds a permanent home with an Australian family. As a young adult, his desire to reconnect with his Indian family is spurred by the taste of a food he remembers from his childhood, the use of Google Earth to find his native village and the support of his adoptive mother.

Rated PG-13 for content.

Post-film discussion led by Dr. Marty Amerikaner.

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About the director Garth Davis.

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A selection of reviews of the film.