In the late 1990's David Earp had a fashionable business selling vintage clothes and textiles on London’s trendy Portobello Road, but in the chaos of Kolkata’s Howrah train station his life changed forever. Deeply moved by the plight of children with disabilities who had been orphaned or abandoned —living on the streets and seeking refuge in the station, begging for scraps of food, or finding their way to local institutions that were not equipped to properly care for them—David resolved to provide a home for children who need care for a lifetime.
Kolkata is now home to the unique family he has created where young people living with deafness or disability can be part of a family and receive the love and support they need for the rest of their lives. This home is called shuktara - star of happiness. This is a preview of the documentary in progress.
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