Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Monday: Birth Of A Family
Date: December 16 @ 7PM
Cost: Admission by Donation
Spending time with your family is what the holiday season is all about. But what if you had never met your family? Six Nations Tourism is proud to present “Birth Of A Family”, directed by Tasha Hubbard, as December’s #MovieMonday selection.
In this deeply moving feature-length documentary, three sisters and a brother meet for the first time. Removed from their young Dene mother during the infamous Sixties Scoop, they were separated as infants and adopted into families across North America.
Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie, and Ben were only four of the 20,000 Indigenous Canadian children taken from their families between 1955 and 1985, to be either adopted into non-Indigenous families or live in the foster care system. As the four siblings piece together their shared history, their connection deepens, and their family begins to take shape.
Admission is by donation, and popcorn will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your refillable water bottle, or purchase your very own from Six Nations Tourism. We will also be releasing the brand-new 2020 Movie Monday schedule, so be sure to join us!
Watch a sneak peek of the documentary below.
“When is a family reunion not a reunion? When your family has never met. Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America as part of the Sixties Scoop, meet together for the first time in this deeply moving film. Birth Of A Family follows them through the challenges, trepidations and joys of their first steps towards forming their family.”
Showing will be at the Gathering Place by the Grand, with doors opening at 6:30PM. Arrive early for the best seat!