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Oranges and Sunshine (2010)


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Director: Jim Loach
Screenplay: Rona Munro

Awards, including:
– AACTA, Best Supporting actor
– Film Critics Circle of Australia Awards, Best Actor – Supporting Role

Hugo Weaving … Jack
Emily Watson … Margaret Humphreys
David Wenham … Len
Tara Morice … Pauline
Lorraine Ashbourne … Nicky
Geoff Morrell … Walter
Clayton Watson … CM (voice)
Stuart Wolfenden … Bill
Richard Dillane … Merv
Russell Dykstra … Dan
Aisling Loftus … Susie
Kate Box … Radio studio receptionist
Greg Stone … Bob
Molly Windsor … Ruth Rickman

Oranges & 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 organised 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.

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