We settled in on Saturday night to finally watch “Slumdog Millionaire” on DVD. I knew it won a bunch of Oscars, I knew it was set in India, and I knew they lived in the slums.
However, I didn’t expect (probably stupidly) the amount of heartwrenching violence and sadness that these poor children endured growing up in the movie.
Here’s a plot summary if you haven’t seen it. (Spoiler Alert – it gives all the details!)
While I know the “Slumdog Millionaire” story is fictional, sadly I am certain there are thousands of children around the world being sold, traded, abused, forced into slavery, prostitution and to beg on the streets. I’m also certain there are orphaned children living on the streets trying to take care of themselves just as the film depicted.
After crying my way through the movie, I picked my baby up from her crib and brought her into our bed for the night. I just wanted to hold her and love her. I was so sad for the children that don’t have a parent to take care of