Socialist Worker

Oranges and Sunshine

Issue No. 2261

Jim Loach—son of left wing film maker Ken—directs this harrowing drama.

It follows the true story of Nottingham social worker Margaret Humphreys as she exposes the treatment of 130,000 children “relocated” to Australia between the end of the Second World War and the early 1970s.

This was part of a racist plan to populate Australia with “white stock”.

There was far more to the horrors the children faced than is shown in this film. But it does well to uncover this largely hidden history.

Directed by Jim Loach, DVD, £9.99

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Tue 19 Jul 2011, 17:25 BST
Issue No. 2261
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