In honor of Universal Children’s Day, CRY Orange County presents a special screening of director Garth Davis’ 2016 fact-based drama Lion, followed by a discussion addressing Human Trafficking.
Five-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of Kilometers across India, away from home and family. Saroo must learn to survive alone in Kolkata, before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories, his unwavering determination, and a revolutionary technology known as Google Earth, he sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his first home.
After the film, CRY OC will welcome a guest speaker from Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force, and will discuss how Human Trafficking or “modern day slavery” is impacting Orange County and near-by areas.
Tickets are only $5, and are available exclusively at CRY OC’s event ticket website – click here for tickets. A special third-party fundraising rental event: Comp Passes and Member Discounts not valid.
“Lion is a beautifully told, uplifting story of courage and determination. – Richard Roeper, Chicago Sun-Times
“A heart-wrenching true story – with what could be one of the great child-actor performances of all time.” – Rafer Guzman, Newsweek
“Lion is ultimately an excellent example of its type-a resonant true story told, not with manipulative clic” – David Sims, The Atlantic