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Oranges and Sunshine (2011)

Oranges and Sunshine

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

October 21, 2011 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

105 min.

Production Budget

$4.5 millions

Studio

Cohen Media Group

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Jim Loach

Producer

Camilla Bray, Iain Canning, Emile Sherman

Screenwriter

Rona Munro

Starring

Story


"Oranges and Sunshine" tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret 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.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..has the tame tenor of a made-for-television movie..”
by Peter Rainer [Christian Science Monitor]
“..full of drama and surprises..”
by Stephen Whitty [Newark Star-Ledger]
“..an inspired work of dignity and purpose..”
by Rex Reed [New York Observer]