The Third Documentary Screening in the Real2Reel Documentary Film Festival
The changing season in September brings us closer to the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day of remembrance, reflection, action, and learning, we’d like to invite everyone to a screening of the film Birth of a Family on September 26th. This documentary is an informative and poignant story detailing the truth about the “Sixties Scoop” and the impact these destructive events had on the families, heritage, tradition, and identities of Indigenous Peoples. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion.
About the Documentary
Synopsis: 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.