LIONESS: IN CONVERSATION WITH SUE AND SAROO BRIERLEY + LION
FRI 20 NOV | 6PM | Arc cinema | $12/$10
2016 | 118 mins | DCP | Australia | D: Garth Davis
In association with ANU-The Canberra Times Meet the Author series.
A special author talk with Sue and Saroo Brierley, followed by a screening of Lion.
Saroo Brierley’s journey home to a small village in India with the help of Google Earth became an internationally bestselling book and inspired the award-winning film Lion (2016).
But the story of how his adoptive mother, Sue, came into his life half a world away in Tasmania is every bit as riveting. The daughter of a violent alcoholic whose business gambles left her family destitute, she grew up in geographic and emotional isolation. When Sue married and broke free of her father, she was determined to also sever the cycle of despair and made the selfless decision not to have a biological child. Instead, inspired by a vision she’d had as a young girl, she chose to adopt two children in need – Saroo and Mantosh.
In this very special event, Sue Brierley will be joined by her son Saroo for an intimate conversation with Alex Sloan. She will sign copies of her new book after the talk, available for purchase on the day by Harry Hartog Bookshop.
This session includes a screening of Lion, the story of Saroo Brierley’s search for his childhood home.