Nomad Films is very excited to announce that in early 2015 we will once again head to Northern India to film the ongoing work of Children of Mother Earth(CoME) with India's 'Railway children'. Eight years ago Helen, together with fellow filmmaker Annette Walton, travelled to India to document the work of Ravi Rai and his organisation CoME. What we found was an inspiring story of selfless love and caring.
Every day thousands of children arrive at one of India's myriad railway stations in an attempt to make a new home for themselves. Instead most are immediately drawn into a life of exploitation, violence and substance abuse. In the years since Annette and Helen were filming Ravi's work CoME has further developed it's compassionate and wise model for creating positive change. Many of the former 'Railway Children' who most likely had no future have instead successfully become literate, graduated high school, gained vocational training, studied at tertiary levels, married and had children of their own. In short Ravi and CoME have given them futures.
We will keep you posted as filming and editing progresses.