Birth of a Family

Birth of a Family

| 1 h 19 min
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Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary by director Tasha Hubbard.

Removed from their young Dene mother’s care as part of Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop, Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the 20,000 Indigenous children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into white families or to live in foster care. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

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

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  • 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