A five-year-old Indian boy gets lost on the streets of Calcutta, thousands of kilometers from home. He survives many challenges before being adopted by a couple in Australia; 25 years later, he sets out to find his lost family.

Directed By: Garth Davis

Impact Goal

Develop the social impact strategy that would drive real action and support the film’s marketing and award campaigns.


  • Developed partnerships with Childline India Foundation, Railway Children and Magic Bus
  • Liaised with the Ministry of Women and Children in the Indian government to approve the partnership for Childline and LION and accept funds raised in the U.S.
  • Brought together US Fund for UNICEF and UN Foundation to co-host a screening of LION at the Paris Theater on January 4th featuring Nicole Kidman, Dev Patel
  • Created partnership with for donated advertisements to LION


  • Raised $650,000 for missing and vulnerable children in India in advance of the Oscars
  • Helped 80,000 children

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