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I preferred the book,
This review is from: Oranges and Sunshine [DVD] (DVD)I bought this dvd because I missed the film during it's rounds at the local cinema. I'd previously read the book, which I found thought provoking, but the dvd was less powerful than the book.
It brought the characters to life but didn't go into the story in as much depth and I felt that a lot of the detail was missing.
Both the book and dvd told of things which most of us could have had no idea about and Margaret Humphreys should be commended most highly for the work that she has done on behalf of the child migrants and their families.
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Initial post: 4 Oct 2011 15:57:30 BDT
I agree the film was very good, but I too felt it missed a good portion & emotion of the book.
Sadly Margaret Humphreys came too late to help those deported in the 1920's some even earlier. To even add more shame to this very sad tale that some of our Royals including Princess Elizabeth, now our beloved Queen, paid into a "fund" which was meant to give each child a sum upon leaving their "care" ( I use that term very loosly)in order to help them purchase land and earn a living from it. Needless to say that money was "lost in the system" visits were also paid by them to some of the residental places, and they STILL thought it was a good idea ??!! It's a sad tale indeed that even our royal family turned a blind eye to these atrocities and still didn't speak up when the truth was found out.
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