The case management portrayals in the media cover the film “Orange and Sunshine” produced by Camilla Bray, Iain Canning, and Emile Sherman. The movie was released on October 8, 2010 (PIFF), April 1, 2011 (United Kingdom), and June 9, 2011 (Australia) (Bryant, 2011). Based on a true story of Margaret Humphreys, a social worker from Nottingham unearthed a scandal of a century buried by time. The scandal involved the forcible relocation of young children from impoverished backgrounds sent to the colonies, including Australia, Canada, South Africa, and New Zealand, with a promise of a better future. However, the children were exposed to hard labor and life in institutions, including Keaney College in Bindoon, Western Australia, and the Congregation of Christian Brothers that repeatedly raped them (Ebert, 2011).
The film illustrates the journey of Margaret Humphreys; a role played by Emily Watson, who sets course to unravel the hidden secrets. The course focused on reuniting the children with their loved ones who were still alive. In these endeavors, the actions of Margaret Humphreys acted against the odds and opposition of superior government officials and the church that wanted the past to remain in the past (Holden, 2011).
In the course embarked by Margaret Humphreys shows commitment, dedication, and resilience to subdue all the obstacles in her journey to reunite the children (Bradshaw, 2011). As a social worker, Margaret perceived this as a course that she was the only one destined to handle it and ensure the promise of better days would be turned into reality. The journey shows a profound commitment to helping the affected persons, such as Hugo Weaving, David Wenham, among others, to understand who they were, where they came from, and create a sense of belonging.
Bradshaw, P. (2011, March 31). Oranges and sunshine – review. The Guardian. Retrieved September 4, 2020, from https://www.theguardian.com/film/2011/mar/31/oranges-and-sunshine-review
Bryant, N. (2011, May 24). Oranges and sunshine. BBC News. Retrieved September 4, 2020, from https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-13519357
Ebert, R. (2011, October 26). The thieves of lives. Robert Ebert.Com. Retrieved September 4, 2020, from https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/oranges-and-sunshine-2011
Holden, S. (2011, October 20). Promised paradise, then sent to hell. The New York Times. Retrieved September 4, 2020, from https://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/movies/oranges-and-sunshine-starring-emily-watson-review.html