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Oranges and Sunshine (2011)

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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.


Rotten Tomatoes
Critics FreshAudience Upright
71% - Fresh
71% - Upright

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 21st, 2011 (Limited) by Cohen Media Group
MPAA Rating: R for some strong language.
(Rating bulletin 2184, 8/10/2011)
Running Time: 105 minutes
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Keywords: Government Corruption, Whistleblowers, Foster Family, Social Worker
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Sixteen Films, See-Saw Films
Production Countries: Australia,
United Kingdom


   Margaret Humphreys
David Wenham    Len
Hugo Weaving    Jack
Richard Dillane   
Kate Rutter    Vera
Greg Stone   
Tara Morice    Pauline
Federay Holmes   

Production and Technical Credits

Screenwriter    Rona Munro
Producer    Camilla Bray
Producer    Iain Canning
Producer    Emile Sherman
Executive Producer    Rebecca O'Brien
Executive Producer    Arnab Banerji
Production Designer    Linda Doring
Editor    Dany Cooper
Composer    Lisa Gerrard

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October 21st, 2011

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