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BIRTH OF A FAMILY
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2017
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Tasha Hubbard
Tasha Hubbard, Betty Ann Adam
Thomas Dudley, Jim Moule
Вonnie Thompson, David Christensen
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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. Now all in middle age, each has grown up in different circumstances, with different family cultures, different values and no shared memories. Birth of a Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their first steps towards forming their family.
Meeting all together for the first time, they spend a week in Banff, Alberta, sharing what they know about their mother and stories about their lives and the struggles they went through as foster kids and adoptees. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, bringing laughter with it, and their family begins to take shape.
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Selected festival history
⦁ 2017 - Official Selection - Hot Docs
⦁ 2017 - Official Selection - Cinefest Sudbury
⦁ 2017 - Official Selection- Calgary International Film Festival
⦁ 2017 - Special Jury Prize - Imagine NATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival
⦁ Audience Choice Award- Edmonton International Film Festival
⦁ 2017 - Official Selection- Cinequest Film & VR Festival
⦁ 2018 - Kathleen Shannon Award - Yorkton Film Festival
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Tasha Hubbard
Director's biography:
Tasha Hubbard (Cree) is an award-winning filmmaker and an Assistant Professor in the University of Saskatchewan's Department of English. Her solo writing/directing project Two Worlds Colliding won a Gemini and a Golden Sheaf Award in 2005. Her animated short film Buffalo Calling screened as part of the Ga Ni Tha exhibit held on the occasion of the 2015 Venice Biennale, and her short hybrid documentary 7 Minutes won a Golden Sheaf Award in 2016.
Tasha also does research and creative projects on Indigenous media, the representation of the buffalo, and Indigenous women and children's experiences. She speaks and writes widely on Indigenous media and racism both in Canada and abroad and is a blog contributor to the Broadbent Institute's website.

Director's filmography:
⦁ 2017 – «Birth of a Family»
⦁ 2016 – «7 Minutes»
⦁ 2015 – «Buffalo Calling»
⦁ 2005 – «Two Worlds Colliding»