SFU, Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Djavad Mowafaghian Cinema, 149 West Hastings Street Vancouver, British Columbia  
Jan 24, 2018 | 7:00 pm

Birth of a Family (2016 | 1 h 19 min), by Tasha Hubbard

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. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.

Watch the trailer here.

Co-presented by SFU’s Vancity Office of Community Engagement and UBC First Nations and Indigenous Studies. Screening will be followed by a conversation with director Tasha Hubbard and two of the siblings featured in Birth of a Family. More information here.

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