National Canadian Film Day Screening - Birth of a Family

Event: National Canadian Film Day Screening - Birth of a Family


Birth of a Family

Director: Tasha Hubbard Year: 2016 Run Time: 79min

Four siblings, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary.

Between 1955 and 1985, the federal and provincial governments in Canada took an estimated 20,000 Indigenous children from their homes and placed them in the child welfare system. Often referred to as the Sixties Scoop, this policy was part of the same trend of forced assimilation as residential schools.

Betty Ann was one of these children, and over several decades has worked tirelessly to track down her three siblings. As the foursome piece together their shared history, their family begins to take shape.

This film tackles grief, redemption and discovery as it chronicles the family’s emotional reunion and captures an event that remains painfully elusive for many Indigenous people.

Event Details
When: Wednesday, April 17, 2019
06:30 PM - 08:00 PM
Location: Stuart MacPherson Public Library
8702 91 Ave Lac La Biche, Alberta Canada
Additional Information
Event Type: Educational/Learning
Category: Arts & Culture
Contact Information: Event Organizer: Lac La Biche County Libraries
Last Updated: March 07, 2019 02:57PM (2 months ago)

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