Cross Rhythms Product Code: 146233
Product Format: DVD
Content Type: Documentary
Cat. Code: Word 818728010344
Release Date: 14 Oct 2013
Mother India: Life Through The Eyes Of The Orphan digs fairly deep in its brief 47 minutes, showing both the harrowing and hopeful sides of a group of 25 homeless children - a tiny segment of India's 31 million orphans - who live together as a 'family' along the railway in southern India.
Filmmakers David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha were most interested in earning the children's trust so they could tell and unadulterated story, strictly from the orphans' point of view, and they mostly succeed. It doesn't feel sensationalistic, voyeuristic or manipulative. They're just filming things as they really are.