october, 2017

This is a repeating event

sun01oct4:00 pmBIRTH OF A FAMILY4:00 pm

Event Details

Director/Writer: Tasha Hubbard | 80-mins. | Canada | 2017 | Documentary | TRAILER

BIRTH OF A FAMILY has won our 2017 EIFF Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature.  Congratulations!

Presented with the generous support of SYNCRUDE, Edmonton City Centre + OXFORD Properties

Edmonton Premiere!  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.  Meeting all together for the very first time, they spend a week in Banff, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives.  As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens and this family begins a new journey.  

About the Director:
Tasha Hubbard (Cree) is an award-winning filmmaker and an Assistant Professor in the University of Saskatchewan’s Department of English.  Her solo writing/directing project, TWO WORLDS COLLIDING, won a Gemini and a Golden Sheaf Award in 2005.  Tasha speaks and writes widely on Indigenous media and racism both in Canada and abroad.  She is also a blog contributor to the Broadbent Institute’s website.

Official Website: https://www.nfb.ca/film/birth_of_a_family
Age appropriate for: 14+ (Coarse language)
Language: English
Festivals: 2017 Hot Docs
Guests: 3 of the 4 siblings will be attending… Betty Ann, Rose and Ben!


(Sunday) 4:00 pm


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