almost 4 years
almost 6 years
Very powerful. Great script and performances. One of the + spot on movie titles out there.
A true story; beautifully retold in a way that kept its truthfulness.
over 6 years
This type of tale makes me weep. Beautifully filmed.
Incredibly poignant and heart wrenching with brilliant performances from the cast.
Oranges and Sunshine is a 2010 drama film directed by Jim Loach with screenplay by Rona Munro.
The film tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered the scandal of "home children", a scheme of forcibly relocating poor children from the UK to Australia and Canada. Margaret reunites estranged families and brings worldwide attention to the cause. Deported children were promised oranges and sunshine but they got hard labour and life in institutions such as Keaney College in Bindoon, Western Australia.
Filming took place in Adelaide, Australia, Nottingham and Wirksworth, Derbyshire. Some interior scenes were filmed at the University of Leicester, Leicestershire. A casting session was held in Nottingham to find one boy and girl child actor for the role of Margaret's children.