CBC Docs POV Birth of a Family New

CBC Docs POV Birth of a Family New

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving documentary. 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 pain, trepidation and laughter as they work together to build their family.

  • 2017
  • 00:44:09
  • 13-14
  • Added on: 11/29/2017
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