MotherIndia Review and Giveaway



Mother India:
Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan DVD

Releases April 23, 2013
The Documentary Narrated by Rebecca St. James Captures the Lives of 25 Abandoned and Orphaned Children Living on the Streets in India

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Rebecca St. James
MOTHER INDIA synopsis:

Winner of “Best Short Documentary” at the 2012 San Diego Christian Film Festival, Mother India is a compelling documentary that chronicles the adventure of 25 courageous orphans living as a family along the railway in Tenali, India.Mother India brings to light the struggles faced daily by over 31 million orphans in India and the challenge of rescuing them from a life of begging and addiction.Mother India, is the work of first-time filmmakers David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha.  “India is growing in both population and industry, but few people know that there are over 31 million orphans in this nation,” commented Trotter (Executive Producer, Director). “Each of these young lives is much more than a statistic. Every one of them has a name, a face and a story.” Scheinoha (Executive Producer) added, “We’re not out to just tell a tragic story. We’re focused on raising awareness and changing lives.”

My Thoughts

This was such an eye opening movie that it really left me a bit in a state of shock. Motherindia is an in depth look into the lives of orphans on the streets of ignorance. It’s one of those movies that reminds me of my ignorance about the way other people have to live and invigorates my gratitude for my children and what I am able to give them.

When David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha travel to India, they want to follow the lives of orphans and see how they really live. Living near a railroad, they truly live in poverty on the streets. Many are disfigured and most have bad habits like chewing tobacco just for the small high and break from reality that it gives them.

These kids sleep together on the street and about twenty five of them have made their own family by choice. They are survivors and have found creative ways to do things we take for granted like the simple act of brushing their teeth.

The movie alternates between the narration of Rebecca St. James and interviews with David, Shawn and the orphans. Subtitles are required for the orphans but this is the part I found most intriguing to hear things from their point of view.

The way that these kids have been treated is horrific. As many as 2/3rds  have been abused. The police and railway attendants that are supposed to protect people actually abuse them.

This movie will really open up your eyes to the world that we live in and how much we take for granted. Motherindia is an amazing journey into the lives of these admirable orphans.


The IE Mommy


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I am a stay at home mom of three; ages 7, 6 and 1! I love doing product reviews and finding the best things to use for my family. Reading and writing have always been my passions so this allows me to incorporate them with the things that mean the most to me!
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