Long Journey Home, The (Fairbridge)
It was an altruistic experiment of Empire: take deprived kids out of their tough British lives and transport them to the wide open spaces of Australia, to become farmers and farmers' wives. One hundred thousand children left England for the former colonies under the Fairbridge Scheme. The Fairbridge Farm School at Molong, NSW was meant to be a gateway to a better life.
But from the 1930s to the 1960s it was a place of hardship, cruelty and violent abuse for many homesick children. This film tells the story of the kids' hardship and endurance, and also their successful redemptive quest for evidence, recognition and compensation.
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