ICON Film Distribution

ICON Film Distribution

January 06, 2011 05:00 ET

ICON Films Announces 'Oranges and Sunshine'

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 6, 2011) -

"An emotional bombshell of a film that will leave audiences shaken."
Starring Emily Watson
Hugo Weaving & David Wenham
Directed by Jim Loach
Written by Rona Monro
Produced by Camilla Bray, Emile Sherman, Iain Canning

Oranges and Sunshine tells the true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most shocking social scandals of recent times: the forced deportation of thousands of children 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 drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead and were sent to children's homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labour and life in institutions.

Margaret Humphreys was recently awarded a CBE in the 2011 Honours List for services to Disadvantaged People.

ORANGES AND SUNSHINE will open in cinemas across the UK
Friday 1st April 2011
Certificate 15 running time 105 minutes

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Oranges and Sunshine is based on the book Empty Cradles by Margaret Humphreys. RRP £6.99. For more information please contact Madeleine Toy at Transworld Publishers.

Tel: 020 8231 6736 Email: m.toy@transworld-publishers.co.uk.

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