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    Posted on 26 Aug 2016

    First Trailer For Dev Patel's "Lion" Tells The True Story Of A Man Who Used Google Earth To Find His Family

    A boy, separated from his family for years, begins his search online.

    Lion is based on the incredible true story of Saroo Brierley, and the search for his family.

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    Starring Dev Patel, the film has been adapted from Brierley's novel A Long Way Home.

    When he was five years old, Saroo (played by Sunny Pawar) was separated from his brother and ended up alone, travelling on the wrong train away from his family.

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    After living for weeks on the streets, Saroo was taken into an orphanage where he was later adopted by an Australian couple.

    Twenty-five years later an adult Saroo, while happy with his adoptive family, began to yearn for answers about his home back in India.

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    With the introduction of Google Earth, Saroo has the ability to search India from across the globe, looking for landmarks he might recognise, hoping to find some clues about his home.

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    The film also stars Rooney Mara, Nicole Kidman, and David Wenham.

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    You can see more of Saroo's incredible story, or read all about it in A Long Way Home.

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