Birth of a Family

Birth of a Family


                                    Birth of a Family
| 1 h 19 min
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In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.

Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.

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Credits
  • writer
    Tasha Hubbard
    Betty Ann Adam
  • director
    Tasha Hubbard
  • producer
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    David Christensen
  • editor
    Hans Olson
  • director of photography
    Allan Leader
  • cinematographer
    Thomas Dudley
    Jim Moule
  • location sound
    Per Asplund
    Brad Martin
  • sound design
    Perry Blackman
  • mixer
    Serge Boivin

  • mathew.ryan.conley

    Looks great! When will it be made available?

    mathew.ryan.conley, 4 May 2017
  • mathew.ryan.conley

    When will this be released online?

    mathew.ryan.conley, 3 May 2017