WINNERS: ‘Oranges And Sunshine’ giveaway

Oranges And Sunshine tells the story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham, who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals in recent times: the forced migration of children from the United Kingdom. Almost singlehandedly, against overwhelming odds and with little regard for her own well-being, Margaret reunited thousands of families, brought authorities to account and worldwide attention to an extraordinary miscarriage of justice. She discovered a secret that the British government had kept hidden for years: one hundred and thirty thousand children in care had been sent abroad to commonwealth countries, mainly Australia. 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.

Based on the book “Empty Cradles” by Margaret Humphreys, Oranges And Sunshine stars Emily Watson, David Wenham, Hugo Weaving, Richard Dillane, Lorraine Ashbourne, Kate Rutter, Greg Stone and Tara Morice.

Thanks to Icon Films, we had 10 double in-season passes to Oranges And Sunshine to give away. To win, we asked you to name of one of the stars of the film. The answer was any one of the actors mentioned in this post, and the winners – drawn out of the digital equivalent of a hat – are:

  • Daniel Clissold
  • Robert Benporath
  • James Pizzey
  • Michelle Cunningham
  • Katrina Corbett
  • Christine Speight
  • Topher Willis
  • Christine Long
  • Gino Costantino
  • Gillian Harridge

Congratulations, and a big thank you to all entrants! Keep an eye on your mail boxes, as your passes are on the way.

Thanks again to Icon Films for providing these passes, and be and be sure to keep watching The Reel Bits and DVD Bits for more exciting giveaways.

Oranges And Sunshine is released on 9 June 2011 in Australia from Icon Films.

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