Child Migrants, film, memories

Oranges and Sunshine

by Adele on 17 January, 2011

Emily Watson, Oranges and Sunshine

Oranges and Sunshine, a film produced in 2010 and directed by Jim Loach, tells the story of Margaret Humphreys who brought public awareness to the British child migration scheme and who later established the Child Migrants Trust.

Director Jim Loach and lead actor Emily Watson talk about their involvement in the film:

3 thoughts on “Oranges and Sunshine”

  1. I’m living in Alice Springs now. Any chance of the film coming here?

  2. Whilst I commend the efforts that Margaret Humphreys and the directors took to bring this story to the masses, it is also disheartening to hear the pain from some of the “survivors” who only speak highly of their experience of the child migrant system and the opportunity to be given a second chance at life from the harsh realities of Britain.

    Britain of the day was preparing for World War 2, Mothers had huge social and financial issues with rearing
    children on their own, some children were orphans and were looking at a life of crime and unfortunately there is evil in every man when it comes to being in the position of power and so called care.

    I know of my grandfather being one of only a select few given the opportunity of a tertiary education and went on to be one of the head cheese people in the country with Dept. of Agriculture. Including, the ex-ABC Chief David Hill and
    others having better lives because of Fairbridge Farm at Molong NSW and the child migrant system.

    I’m one of its grandsons and I’m proud that it was available for my family!

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