A Remarkable Journey Home: The Story of Saroo Brierley

Register for Gen Blue to get a front-row seat to hear this incredible story of perseverance, family and home.

Saroo Brierley was born is a small Indian town.  In 1986, aged only 5, he lost all contact with his family when he was at a train station waiting for his brother.  He never saw his brother again.

After living on the streets of Calcutta for three weeks by himself, Saroo was placed in a local orphanage and went on to be adopted by an Australian family.  He grew up with his new parents in Hobart, Tasmania where he spent the next 25 years.  But he was unable, and unwilling, to forget the land of his childhood.

Determined to rediscover his past he embarked on a virtual odyssey of his homeland and, after many hours poring over Google Earth, armed only the images that were etched into his brain as a five year old, he embarked on an incredible story of survival and sheer determination.

Saroo’s story has been made into a bestselling autobiography, A Long Way Home, and an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominated film, Lion.

Sam is the Content and Multimedia Specialist for Coldwell Banker Real Estate. He is Jersey born and bred, and currently resides in Weehawken, NJ. He is an avid reader, loves Games of Thrones and is a New York Yankees die-hard.

You can follow him on Twitter @World_Shalom

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  1. Betty Jo Sheehy
    May 24, 2017

    My two sons saw the movie and was very touched. I will be sure to see the movie also.

    I look forward to the meeting.

    Thank you, Betty Jo Sheehy

    • Betty Jo Sheehy
      May 24, 2017

      Looking forward to the meeting.

      Betty Sheehy

  2. Linda Hardman
    May 24, 2017

    Such a touching Movie… As in our business perserverance and determination breeds a multitude of Successes!

  3. Lisa Imhoff
    May 24, 2017

    So excited what a moving story. Such perseverance.

  4. Andrea Duane
    May 24, 2017

    My family recently watched this touching story, I am beyond thrilled to hear this story in person and to meet such a beautiful soul. Thank you Saroo and CB Gen Blue!

  5. Diane Varney
    May 26, 2017

    I am so thrilled you are coming. I connected with your movie, and I am looking forward to meeting you. Congratulations on the movie and the book!

  6. Doug Sandler
    May 28, 2017

    Sam would love to do a short interview for Nice Guys on Business podcast to discuss reasons to attend Gen Blue 2017.

  7. Fiona Nicolas
    June 18, 2017

    I’m absolutely thrilled that you are coming to Gen Blue and have the opportunity to meet you!! Your movie moved me to the core, what an incredible journey and lesson for all of us! Can’t wait! 🙂


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