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DVD video

Title Oranges and sunshine
Edition Widescreen
Published Newtown, NSW : Distributed by Icon Film Distribution, [2011]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Loa/Oas  AVAILABLE
Description 1 videodisc (DVD) (104 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
Summary 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 forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and created worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. She discovered a secret that the British government had kept hidden for years: one hundred and thirty thousand children in care had been sent abroad to commonwealth countries, mainly Australia. 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
Notes Based on the book 'Empty Cradles' by Margaret Humphreys
"The extraordinary true story of a woman who reunited thousands of families"--Container
Credits Directed by Jim Loach ; produced by Camilla Bray ; written by Rona Munro
Cast Emily Watson, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving
Audience Censorship classification : M
Notes Originally released Sixteen Midlands (Oranges) Ltd./See-Saw Oranges Pty. Ltd./See-Saw Films Pty. Ltd./Screen Australia/Screen NSW/South Australian Film Corporation, 2010
DVD region 4 ; PAL
In English, with English captions for the hearing impaired
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Feature films -- Australia.
Feature films -- Great Britain.
Foster children -- Drama.
Forced migration -- Great Britain -- Drama.
Immigrant children -- Australia -- Drama.
Immigrant children -- Institutional care -- Australia -- Drama.
Immigrant children -- Abuse of -- Australia -- Drama.
Australia -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Great Britain -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 20th century -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Author Loach, Jim, 1969-
Bray, Camilla.
Munro, Rona
Watson, Emily, 1967-
Wenham, David, 1965-
Weaving, Hugo, 1960-
Humphreys, Margaret. Empty cradles
Icon Film Distribution (Firm)
Other Titles Oranges & sunshine
Empty cradles