Oranges and Sunshine

Loach, Jim
Publisher:  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.


Producer's description:

'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.
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