Sixteen Films has released a teaser poster forOranges and Sunshine, coinciding with UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown’s apology to child migrants, who are at the core of the film’s story.
The filmtells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered the organised deportation of children in care from the United Kingdom to Australia.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown apologised today to the child migrants who were sent to Australia and other parts of the Commonwealth, following a similar initiative from Prime Minister Kevin Rudd on November 17, 2009, when he acknowledged “the particular pain of children shipped to Australia as child migrants”.
The film is a UK/Australian co-production directed by Jim Loach and stars Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving and David Wenham.
The Australian production company is See-Saw Films, and the project was shot in Nottingham and South Australia, where it completed principal photography on January 31.
Oranges and Sunshine was financed by Screen Australia and Little Gaddesden Productions, in association with Fulcrum Media Finance, EM Media, South Australian Film Corporation, Deluxe, Screen NSW and BBC Films. It will be released by Icon Film later this year.