September 16, 2011

Coming Soon - Oranges and Sunshine

Opening in select theaters on October 21st Oranges and Sunshine stars Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving in what promises to be an incredibly powerful movie. Based on the true story of a social worker from Nottingham who uncovers the illegal deportation of children to Australia.

Genre: Drama 
Produced and directed by: Jim Loach
Written by: Rona Munro
Produced by: Camilla Bray, Iain Canning and Emile Sherman
Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham
Running Time: 105 minutes
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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