The new trailer for “Oranges and Sunshine” has premiered on Thompson on Hollywood. The film features two-time Academy Award nominee Emily Watson and produced by Emile Sherman (“The King’s Speech”). The drama will show in New York and Los Angeles theaters October 21.
Here’s the synopsis of “Oranges and Sunshine”:

“‘Oranges and Sunshine’ tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent times: the deportation of thousands of children from the United Kingdom to Australia.

Almost single-handedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and drew worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. Children as young as four had been told that their parents were dead, and been sent to children’s homes on the other side of the world. Many were subjected to appalling abuse. They were promised oranges and sunshine: they got hard labour and life in institutions.”

The film also stars Hugo Weaving and David Wenham. You can see the trailer here or below the post.

After viewing the trailer, tell us what you think; give us your opinions in the comments section below.

By Monique Jones

Monique Jones blogs about race and culture in entertainment, particularly movies and television. You can read her articles at Racialicious, and her new site, COLOR . You can also listen to her new podcast, What would Monique Say.

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