Harvest India Featured in Award-Winning Documentary “MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan”
January 13, 2013
In January 2012, David Trotter and Shawn Scheinoha arrived in India with mission to document the lives of orphaned children living on the streets of India. With over 31 million orphans in India according to UNICEF, David and Shawn arrived with a simple plan of searching for real-life examples of kids who have been abandoned. What they didn’t expect was to be warmly welcomed into the ‘family’ of children and allowed to capture a behind-the-scenes look at life through the eyes of the orphan.
Narrated by Grammy Award winner Rebecca St. James, MOTHER INDIA: Life Through the Eyes of the Orphan is an award-winning documentary capturing the life and stories of 25 abandoned and orphaned kids living along the railway in southern India.
During an initial trip to work alongside Harvest India in December of 2004, David and Shawn were immediately drawn in by the striking eyes of unaccompanied children living in urban slums and remote villages. These eyes see and experience a life that is radically different than our own. Since that day, they’ve continued to invest their time and financial resources to give these children a future beyond life on the streets. With the release of the documentary, their deepest desire is that thousands of people will…
- Be drawn attention to the plight of abandoned and orphaned children in India.
- Be inspired to take compassionate action on behalf of children in need.
As David and Shawn developed relationships with each of the kids, they were inspired to do more than just tell their stories. They saw the need, and they had to take action. Without hesitation, Suresh Kumar and Harvest India opened their arms to a ‘family’ of children that most seek to avoid. What transpires is both inspiring and heart-breaking.
Distributed by Word Films, MOTHER INDIA will be available in stores nationwide beginning April 2013. If your church or organization is interested in hosting a screening of the film as an introduction to Harvest India, contact us today for a complimentary DVD.
Watch the trailer below…