Aged five, Saroo Brierley got lost on a train in India and couldn’t find his way home. After wandering the streets of Kolkata, he was taken to an orphanage and finally adopted by an Australian couple. As a young man, he used Google Earth to pore over satellite images, looking for familiar landmarks. After years of searching, he found what he was looking for. His story, A Long Way Home, is now the award-winning film Lion. In a very special event, Saroo and his mother Sue Brierley talk to Janice Petersen. 

This event will be Closed Captioned. The National Relay Service is available to assist with phone bookings. Call Roslyn Packer Theatre Box Office on (02) 9250 1988 or email to book access tickets.

Janice Petersen (Australian)

Janice Petersen

Janice Petersen has spent more than 15 years working as a cross-platform journalist and news presenter, and currently presents SBS World News. Janice brings to SBS a strong background in journalism after many years at the ABC where she reported on and covered breaking news events right across Australia. In her current role, she regularly interviews leading news makers, presents live reports and delivers breaking national and international news stories. Janice has also lent her presenting skills to landmark SBS programs including iconic forum series Insight and co-hosted Go Back To Where You Came From Live.