Birth of a Family

Birth of a Family

"A revelatory documentary, Birth of a Family is a family-reunion doc unlike any you’ve seen before." POV Magazine

Hot Docs International Film Festival
Edmonton International Film Festval

In this deeply moving feature-length documentary from filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, 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.

Canada - 2017 - 1h 19m
Directed By: Tasha Hubbard
Written By: Betty Ann Adam, Tasha Hubbard

Birth of a Family
  • Birth of a Family Trailer

    When is a family reunion not a reunion? When your family has never met. Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving film. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and...

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  • Birth of a Family

    "A revelatory documentary, Birth of a Family is a family-reunion doc unlike any you’ve seen before." POV Magazine

    Hot Docs International Film Festival
    Edmonton International Film Festval

    In this deeply moving feature-length documentary from filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, three sisters and a brother m...