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by Jim Loach


The story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organized deportation of children from th e 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 worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.

original title: Oranges and Sunshine
country: Australia, United Kingdom
sales agent: Icon Entertainment International
year: 2009
genre: fiction
directed by: Jim Loach
film run: 104'
screenplay: Rona Munro
cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham
cinematography by: Denson Baker
film editing: Dany Cooper
art director: Melinda Doring
costumes designer: Cappi Ireland
music: Lisa Gerrard
producer: Camilla Bray, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning
production: Sixteen Films
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