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.
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.
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.