Monday, April 22, 2013

Mother India - Orphan Care Documentary Review & Giveaway

I was thrilled to have the opportunity to review the documentary "Mother India:  Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan" by Word Films.  Narrated by Christian music artist, Grammy Award winning Rebecca St. James.

I have to admit, I was a bit nervous to watch this one.  I WANTED to and my heart is very tender for the orphan, especially as we are seeking God's will in knowing what He is asking of us to do in regards to this topic.  I was just nervous because I KNEW the pull on my heart would be even more.

I encourage EVERYONE to be brave and watch this amazing documentary that takes a look at 25 orphans in India.  I want to say this documentary was "incredible"....but it just seems so odd to use that word in connection with such a heartbreaking topic. 

Thirty One.
Just in India.

"David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha returned to India to film this documentary hoping to find kids who would be willing to trust them enough to show them life through their eyes. What they didn't expect was to be warmly welcomed by a family of 25 children living along the railway."

It's hard to use glowing words in response to a movie on a topic that is so gut-wrenching, but I definitely think it's a documentary worth the 49 minutes it takes to watch.  It's 49 minutes that will break your heart----but we want our hearts broken for what breaks His, right?

It's graphic and raw.  It's REALITY.  It opened my eyes to things I had not truly thought about in response to life on the street of an orphaned or run-away child.  There just really are no words to describe it other than...compelling. 

I challenge you to watch it.  I challenge you to then ask God what it is that He wants each of us to do in response.  I'm positive that answer is different for each of us, but I believe that we each can do something! 

On behalf of Word Films, I'd love to give one of my readers a copy of "Mother India".  Simply just comment on this post or on facebook and one reader will be chosen at random on 4/29 (give-a-way ends at 8 PM CST).  Be sure to leave an email address so I can contact you if you are chosen as the winner. 

Mother India releases tomorrow, April 23.  It can be ordered from Amazon HERE .  For further information, you can also visit or check out Word Films Facebook Page.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Sounds like a good one to watch and learn from
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