While it has yet to be picked up for U.S. distribution, Oranges and Sunshine is opening in the United Kingdom in April and has already played a few
Thanks to The Guardian, with a heads up from Rope of Silicon and The Playlist, for the trailer. I think after you watch it you’ll agree this movie looks pretty incredible and I hope we get to see it – through tear filled eyes – soon.
Here’s the short version of the official plot description thanks to the official site.
Oranges & Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social
workerfrom Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the organized deportation of children in care 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 worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice.
I’m a huge fan of films where you learn something from history that you had no idea about and Oranges and Sunshine fits that bill. It almost seems unbelievable that a government would knowingly separate children from their parents but instead of reading up on it, I’d kind of rather watch the movie unspoiled to see how it all plays out. What do you think? Are you intrigued by this film?