In an interesting bit of timing, filming has just wrapped on Jim Loach’s “Oranges and Sunshine”, a film about the true story of Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys.
Humphreys uncovered an international scandal involving the organized deportation of children from across the United Kingdom to Australia. Emily Watson, David Wenham and Hugo Weaving star in the film which was shot in both the UK and Australia.
The wrap comes as British Prime Minister Gordon Brown this week made a historic apology in the House of Commons to the child migrants who were sent to Australia and other parts of the British Commonwealth as part of the organised migration programme. Due to the move, many suffered abuse and were forced to live in institutions or work as child labour.
Icon Films will release ‘Oranges’ in both territories later this year.