NFB Community Screening
06/26/2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
BIRTH OF A FAMILY
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. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances, with
different family cultures, different values and no shared memories. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their fi rst steps towards forming their
Meeting all together for the fi rst time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through
as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.
This free film screening is open to everyone! Pay what you can for the popcorn and drinks that are available for sale. All proceeds will go to the Hagersville Food Bank. Non-perishable food donations will be appreciated as well.
Speaker – TBA
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