Oranges and Sunshine

Why has no-one heard about it? The organised deportation of children in care.

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    Oranges and Sunshine Synopsis

    Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret Humphreys reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

    Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead, and been sent to children's homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labour and life in institutions.

    Oranges and Sunshine is based on the novel Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys.




    Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham


    Jim Loach


    Camilla Bray, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning


    Rona Munro

    Executive Producers:

    Rebecca O'Brien, Arnab Banerji

    Credits summary:

    Screen Australia and Little Gaddesden Productions Present in association with Fulcrum Media Finance, EM Media, South Australian Film Corporation, Deluxe, Screen NSW and BBC Films A Sixteen Films / See-Saw Films Production



    Running time:

    103 mins

    Release Dates

    In cinemas

    1 April 2011

    Out on DVD

    21 July 2011

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