I watched the most wonderful film last night.
This is the true story of the British Govt deporting children around the Commonwealth including Australia. These were children who were in orphanages for temporary care, most actually had families they belonged to, but were lied to and taken.
I vaguely remember a documentary of sorts years ago about the boys sent to Western Australia and were forced to build a Monastery for the Christian Brothers in above 40 degree heat. These were boys as young as 7. But for the most part, this story has been untold.
The movie follows the story of Margaret Humphreys, a Social Worker who stumbles onto the story of the deportation and cannot believe it is not common knowledge such a terrible thing had been happening for so many years. The British Govt finally made an official apology last year.
It is a heart wrenching story and beautifully told. Hugo Weaving and David Wenham are wonderful.
I haven't written about a movie for a while, and this one would be up there in my top faves. Really worth seeing.