Birth of a Family

Tasha Hubbard
2016 | 1 h 19 min
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.

Prix et distinctions

  • Kathleen Shannon Award
    Festival de film de Yorkton, Yorkton
  • Prix des étudiants
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal
  • People's Choice Award
    Zonta Film Festival, Waterloo
  • Special Jury Prize - Moon Jury
    Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto
  • Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature
    International Film Festival, Edmonton