The Annex Film Series presents Birth of a Family

Film(s) Playing:

Birth of a Family (2016)

Birth of a Family

Director: Tasha Hubbard Run Time: 89min 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
Film language(s): English

Venue: The Garage at CSI Bathurst

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 12:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. wheelchair accessible

The Garage at CSI Bathurst, 720 Bathurst Street, Toronto, ON, M5S 2R4
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Free Admission