The Forces Of Globalization In The Movie 'Lion'

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The movie “Lion” follows the story of a A five-year-old Indian boy who gets lost on a train, taking him thousands of kilometers away from home. After trying to survive alone for a while he gets sent to an orphanage and subsequently gets adopted by a couple in Australia. After twenty five years of getting overwhelming flashbacks of his past, he sets out to find his lost family. Globalization contributes to many of the outcomes in his life. The forces of globalization are also present in many aspects of the film.
One of the forces of globalization that can be seen in this film is transportation. Forms of transportation could be cars, people, camels, planes, trains and so on. Transportation has had both negative and positive impacts on Saroo’s life. One of the positives can be seen earlier in the film. We watch Saroo and his brother Guddu catch trains and buses to get to work. They have also stolen coal from a train that they traded in for milk. It’s clear in the film that they are in the lower class and struggling. They would not have been able to survive without these sources. Transportation has also made it possible for Saroo to move to Australia and get adopted. However, transportation displays its negative impact on his life when he gets trapped in a moving decommissioned passenger train that takes him to Calcutta, his home town. This is a an important key to the story since it is when it sent him far away from home. It made it harder for Saroo to find his way home

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