Birth of a Family, the acclaimed feature-length doc from Tasha Hubbard (NSI IndigiDocs, Featuring Aboriginal Stories Program) screens in Winnipeg on January 17, co-hosted by the NFB and the University of Winnipeg as part of the Weweni Speaker Series.
In the film, three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time.
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.
Birth of a Family screens January 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. at the University of Winnipeg’s Eckhardt Gramatté Hall and is free of charge. The film is followed by a Q&A with director Tasha.