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Imprint:
Newtown, NSW : Distributed by Icon Film Distribution, c2011.
Collation:
1 DVD-video (104 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Notes:
"IFS683S."
Based on the book 'Empty Cradles' by Margaret Humphreys.
"The extraordinary true story of a woman who reunited thousands of families"--Container.
Includes special features: audio commentary by the director & writer ; stolen childhoods families restored - a nation says 'sorry' ; interviews with Emily Watson & Hugo Weaving ; Q&A at the British film insititute ; photo gallery.
In English, with English captions for the hearing impaired.
Credits:
Directed by Jim Loach.
Performers:
Cast: Emily Watson, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving.
Audience:
Censorship classification: M.
System Details:
DVD ; Region 4.
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.
Dewey Class:
F
Language:
English
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BRN:
204649

Holdings:

LocationCollectionCall NumberStatus/Desc
Coolbellup Library
DVD Fiction
F ORA
  • Available
Spearwood Library
(SLWA)
DVD Fiction
F ORA
  • Available
Spearwood Library
DVD Fiction
F ORA
  • Available
Success Library
(SLWA)
DVD Fiction
F ORA
  • Onloan - Due: 19 Mar 2019
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