While the film offers snippets of these children's stories, it focuses mostly on Humphrey's struggle to help victims discover their identities, find their families, and support one another, in addition to seeking acknowledgement of wrongdoing from the British government and resources to correct past wrongs from the offending missions, churches, and non-governmental organizations. She faced death threats, attempted battery, mental breakdown, and hateful media attention to reunite thousands of families and eventually bring the situation to the light it desperately deserved.
The film itself is tense, involved, and heartbreaking, taking its time to wind you deep into an understanding of the situation's haunting gravity. Unlike a feverish and emotional tearjerker, the film leaves you dry-eyed but pained, with a heavy feeling in the pit of your stomach. This is an especially insightful film for public servants and all those who seek justice, particularly those of us from privileged backgrounds. This depiction of Margaret Humphrey's work is no holds barred-- it shows the consequences of choosing the cause over family, the emotional hell caused by her obsession with the project, and how irreconcilable unfairness and inequality can be.