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Oranges and sunshine: Oranges & sunshine

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C0001478557 DVD ORA
Digital Video   Wongaling Beach Library . . On Loan . 30 May 2019
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Call Number DVD ORA
Title Oranges and sunshine [digital videorecording].
Other title Oranges & sunshine [digital videorecording]
Edition Widescreen.
Published Newtown, NSW : Distributed by Icon Film Distribution, c2011.
Physical description 1 videodisc (DVD) (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
Performer Note Emily Watson, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving.
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.
Audience Censorship classification : M.
Technical details DVD region 4 ; PAL.
Language In English, with English captions for the hearing impaired.
Subject Video recordings for the hearing impaired
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
Additional author Humphreys, Margaret Empty cradles.
Corporate author Icon Film Distribution (Firm)
Alternate title Empty cradles
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