Birth of a Family: Film Discussion with Betty Ann Adam - This event has already occurred

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

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Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet 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 first steps towards forming their family.Meeting all together for the first 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. 

The film is available for streaming from October 6 - 20, 2021. Betty Ann Adam's joins us for a film discussion on October 20.

Offered in partnership with The National Film Board of Canada.

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  • Birth of a Family Film Screening

    Registration opens July 22 and closes October 20.


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