Monday, April 22, 2013

"Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan" DVD Review & GIVEAWAY! (5/8) *Closed*

*I was provided with a copy of this DVD for review and was not compensated in any other way. Any opinions expressed are my own.
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 Review:
I don't watch a lot of documentaries, but when I do they always amaze me with facts.  The films I've watched in the past amazed me with interesting facts, but Mother India amazes with sad facts.  The film shows how two men live with homeless children in India and give a first hand view on how the children just barely get by.  It's heartbreaking to see some of their day-to-day struggles and listen to the children talk about the abuse, sex, drugs, AIDS, etc. that they live with on a daily basis. 

Mother India is very well made and definitely does what it was meant to do...move people.  It moved me to tears and it also moved me in a way to want to do more.  I will definitely be praying for these children and the millions more that are living in this way and hope to do more in the future.  

Mother India is an eye-opening film that everyone should see.

For more information about Mother India, please visit the website at

Buy It!
Mother India: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan releases on DVD April 23rd.  It will be available at Family Christian Bookstores for $14.98 or at amazon for $13.48.  There is a special offer going on right now as well!  If you pre-order Mother India on amazon, you can receive TWO FREE books!  Check our the details here.

Thank you to Word Films for the opportunity to review Mother India and for an extra copy for one of my readers to have the chance to win!


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*Disclosure: I was provided with a copy of this DVD for review and was not compensated in any other way.  Any opinions expressed are my own.


mail4rosey said...

I knew it was going to be sad before you even said it. Still, it's important to learn about such things, I think it motivates us to want to help more (with everything).

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Unknown said...

Wow that definetly looks like it will "move" me! I am only hoping and prayign that one day our family can adopt, foster, or help kids like this out. It is very heartbreaking knowing that children out there are just getting by!

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Kelliraeb said...

I would love to win this. Stories like this really open your eyes to how good we have it.

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