Lion special screening in Bristol – with an adoption Q&A – 21 October
As part of National Adoption Week 2017, New Family Social member agency CCS Adoption will hold a special film screening of Lion at Watershed in Bristol. The screening on 21 October includes a presentation and Q&A featuring a panel of people with experience of adoption. This includes adoptees, adoptive parents and professionals who work in the field.
This event is an opportunity for those considering adoption, going through the process of adopting, or who’ve made their families through adoption, to come and see the film, hear from those who know and have a chat with the team from CCS. And for those who want to introduce family and friends to some of the ideas around why parenting adopted children might be different, this could be that introduction.
Lion tells the story of Saroo Brierly, a man who used Google Earth to reunite with his long-lost family in India. As a five year old, Brierly got lost on a train and had to survive the streets of Calcutta before ultimately being adopted by an Australian family. Despite being about intercountry adoption, this film beautifully captures the feelings, emotions and thoughts experienced by adopted people and adoptive parents worldwide, including those that live and adopt in the UK.
To buy tickets
Ticket price is £10, available from the CCS Adoption website. For further information speak to an Adoption Adviser or Harriet Winfrey on 0117 935 0005.