Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

English: Lion

Find an array of resources to make your essays perfect!

Useful Links

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.



Post-Colonial Cinema

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

Books available in the NCC

Further Reading

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