Oranges and Sunshine
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2010 | 103 min | Narrative Feature
Directed by: Jim LoachAustralia, U.K.
Cast & Credits
Producers: Emile Sherman, Iain Canning, Camilla Bray
Cast: Emily Watson, Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, Richard Dillane, Tara Morice, Tammy Wakefield
In this stirring drama based on a true story, Margaret Humphreys (Emily Watson) is a British social worker who stumbles upon one of the largest scandals in the United Kingdom in recent memory. Humphreys uncovers the heartbreaking "home children" program, which deported 130,000 youths from the country without the knowledge or consent of their families. In the face of bureaucratic opposition, Humphreys embarks on a journey to unite these lost sons and daughters with their loved ones, often risking her own safety. ORANGES AND SUNSHINE is the story of a seemingly ordinary but truly courageous woman.
Director Jim Loach and Real Life Subject Margaret Humphreys expected to be in attendance for post-screening Q&A at both screenings.
About the Director
Loach was born in London, and studied philosophy at University College, London, intending to pursue a career in journalism. Loach turned to directing in 1996 while working on the Granada TV current affairs program WORLD IN ACTION. He went on to direct several episodes of CORONATION STREET in 2000, and subsequently directed episodes of FOOTBALLERS' WIVES, BAD GIRLS, WATERLOO ROAD, SHAMELESS, HOLBYBLUE and HOTEL BABYLON. Work on a second film collaboration with Rona Munro is reportedly underway. He is the son of British director Ken Loach.