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Oranges and Sunshine

22 Nov

In “Oranges and Sunshine” , an English social worker, Margaret Humphreys, (very well played by Emily Watson), uncovers the horrific social scandal of the forced migration of 130,000 children in care from UK to commonwealth countries (particularly Australia) during the 1950’s-60’s. For several years, she worked against huge bureaucratic, social, political and personal odds to reunite thousands of families between UK and Australia. She brought the relevant authorities to account and focussed worldwide attention on the extraordinary miscarriage of justice created through this program. It is drama with poignancy and Emily is well supported by a very strong stable of Australian actors including David Wenham and Hugo Weaving.

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Posted by on November 22, 2011 in Movies

 

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