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Oranges and Sunshine

2010

Oranges and Sunshine is a 2010 Australian drama film directed by Jim Loach as his directorial debut. Film about the forced migration of children from England to Australia. The film is based on Margaret Humphrey's 1994 book, Empty Cradles.
Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered the scandal of "home children", a scheme of forcibly relocating poor children from the United Kingdom to Australia and Canada.
Margaret reunites estranged families, who are situated in Australia and the UK. 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. Many were given to the Congregation of Christian Brothers, where they suffered physical and sexual abuse.