Our child migrant shame - Oranges and Sunshine (M)

THIS feature directorial debut by Jim Loach, son of the legendary British filmmaker Ken Loach, follows very much in his father’s footsteps in its concern for social justice. 

Based on Empty Cradles, the 1994 book by UK social worker Margaret Humphreys, the film depicts her efforts to uncover  a government scheme in which poor or ill-cared-for British children were resettled in other parts of the Commonwealth – 7000 were believed to have gone to Australia, often without their parents’ knowledge.