Jim Loach directs this drama about the woman who uncovered the hidden plight of the children in the British care system who were illegally deported to Commonwealth countries during the 1940s and 50s. Emily Watson stars as Margaret Humphreys, the Nottingham social worker who, in the 1980s, exposes the shocking secret that the British government has kept hidden for years: namely, that over 130,000 children, some as young as four, had been taken to children's homes on the other side of the world, where many were subjected to appalling hardship and abuse. Supported by her husband Merv (Richard Dillane), also a social worker, Margaret takes on the authorities in both Britain and Australia in her battle to expose the scandal and provide answers for its emotionally damaged victims.
Show moreDirector: Jim LoachProducers: Camilla Bray, Iain Canning, Emile ShermanWriter: Rona MunroMusic: Lisa GerrardCinematographer: Denson BakerActors: Hugo Weaving, Emily Watson, David Wenham, Tara Morice, Clayton Watson, Stuart Wolfenden, Molly Windsor, Helen Grayson, Greg Stone, Neil Pigot, Adam Morgan, Ruth Rickman
- Hugo Weaving
- United Kingdom|Australia
- UK Certification
- Based On
- Real events/The book 'Empty Cradles' by Margaret Humphreys
- Region 2
- Elevation Sales
- Films cinema
- Publication Date
- 25 Jul 2011
- Catalogue No
- Jim Loach
- Camilla Bray
- Iain Canning
- Emile Sherman
- Rona Munro
- Lisa Gerrard
- Denson Baker
- Year of Release
- Number of Items
- 1 disc(s)
- Media Format
Anamorphic (16:9)|Language(s): English|Hard of Hearing Subtitles: English|Interactive Menu|Screen ratio 1:2.35
Commentary: Jim Loach (Director|, Rona Munro (Writer)|Documentaries: 'Stolen Childhoods, Families Restored', a documentary on 'The Forgotten Generation'|Image Gallery|Interviews: Q&A at the British Film Institute with Jim Loach|Making of Documentary
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