At five years old, Brierley found himself 1,500km from home, having fallen asleep aboard a train bound for Calcutta. Scared and alone he was forced to live a life on the streets. Saved from an orphanage by an Australian couple, he was brought up in Tasmania always wondering if he would ever see his Indian family again. Aided by the support of his adopted parents and the technology of Google Earth, he was able to track down his Indian mother and family, ending a 25-year journey.
It’s an inspiring journey of self-discovery, but what drives it isn’t hope or optimism - it’s a matter of his sanity, of confronting the ghosts and absolving him of the guilt that cripples him.