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Film: Lion

A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia. 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.



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Video: Saroo Brierley: "The Real-Life Subject of 'Lion'" | Talks at Google

To complement the release of Lion on Google Play, Saroo Brierley joins Director of Engineering, Google Maps Australia, Casey Whitelaw at the Google Sydney office for a 1-hour Fireside chat to explore Saroo’s journey, digital mapping and our understanding of home.

Duration: 51:20

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Video: A Long Way Home - presented by Saroo Brierley at Real Big Things #3

Saroo Brierley tells the incredible story of finding his Indian mother, 25 years after being adopted by a Tasmanian family. He talks openly and honestly about his ordeal as a lost five year old, his adoption, and his long, arduous, and eventually successful search for his Indian family using the only tool he had available: Google Earth.

Duration: 33:20