Oranges and Sunshine

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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