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Trailer for ‘Oranges and Sunshine’

Friday, September 16th, 2011

orangesHere is a new trailer for Jim Loach’s Oranges and Sunshine starring Emily Watson and Hugo Weaving.  The film was adapted by Rona Munro based on the memoir Empty Cradles by Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys.

In the 80s she discovered that in the 50s and 60s the UK deported thousands of abandoned children, as young as four, to abusive work homes in Australia. She challenged the authorities in order to expose this miscarriage of justice and reunite thousands of families.

Check out the rather depressing trailer below and tell us what you think.  The film has played a few festivals and has been released in the UK.