Big Kids: We Tracked Down The Real Life Mum From 'Lion'

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05 Nov 2020 · 24 minutes

Big Kids: We Tracked Down The Real Life Mum From 'Lion'
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In 1987, Sue and John Brierly adopted a little boy from India named Saroo. Years later, Saroo would go on to discover his birth family via Google Earth and his story would be made into a Hollywood film named Lion.

But it’s the story behind that story that Holly and Andrew are focusing on today. Sue, Saroo’s mum, has written a book called Lionness, and it’s all about the years she waited for her sons to arrive, and why her family trauma helped her decide to adopt.

On the latest episode of This Glorious Mess, Sue tells Holly and Andrew what happened before Lion, and before Nicole Kidman played her…


Hosts: Holly Wainwright & Andrew Daddo

With thanks to: Sue Brierley, you can find her book Lioness at any good bookstore.

Producer: Pariya Taherzadeh

Executive Producer: Elissa Ratliff


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