Oranges and Sunshine
Loach, JimPublisher: See-Saw Films; Sixteen Films
Year Published: 2010
Resource Type: Film/Video
Cx Number: CX23039
This Australian drama is based on the true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker who uncovered the scandal of 'home children', a program which forcibly relocated underprivileged children from the United Kingdom to Australia and Canada.
'Oranges and Sunshine' tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organised deportation of children in care from the United Kingdom to Australia. Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own wellbeing, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.