Raymond-Lagacé Public Library presents Birth of a Family

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Birth of a Family (2016)

Birth of a Family

Director: Tasha Hubbard Run Time: 79min Genre(s): Documentary, Family

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Four siblings, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. 

Between 1955 and 1985, the federal and provincial governments in Canada took an estimated 20,000 Indigenous children from their homes and placed them in the child welfare system. Often referred to as the Sixties Scoop, this policy was part of the same trend of forced assimilation as residential schools.

Betty Ann was one of these children, and over several decades has worked tirelessly to track down her three siblings. As the foursome piece together their shared history, their family begins to take shape. 

This film tackles grief, redemption and discovery as it chronicles the family’s emotional reunion and captures an event that remains painfully elusive for many Indigenous people.

Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - PG
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - PG
Saskatchewan - PG
Yukon - NR

Venue: Raymond Lagacé Public Library

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 1:30 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: French

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

Raymond Lagacé Public Library, 275 Notre Dame St., Atholville, NB, E3N 4T1
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Free Admission