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Canadian Feature Competition

Birth of a Family Tasha Hubbard

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Naissance d’une famille

Betty Ann, Rose, Esther and Ben are siblings, but they didn’t get to grow up together. Like 20,000 fellow indigenous children born between 1955 and 1985, they were taken away from their Dene mother and adopted out, separately, to non-indigenous families, cutting them off from their roots and family. Now over 50 years old, Betty Ann and her three siblings reconnected and spent a week together. Tasha Hubbard films them with sensitivity and sympathy as they gradually reconstruct their history, and talk about their stolen culture and their lost mother. Behind the joy and tenderness of a rebuilt family, deep pain lurks, exposing a historic tragedy – a story that absolutely needs to be told.

Presented in collaboration with Cinema Politica, NFB, The Montréal First Peoples Festival

Birth of a Family

  • Country : Canada
  • Year : 2017
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : French
  • Duration : 79 MIN
  • Cinematography : Allan Leader
  • Editing : Hans Olson
  • Production : Bonnie Thompson
  • Sound Design : Perry Blackman
Filmography of Tasha Hubbard :

Two Worlds Colliding (2004)
Buffalo Calling (2013)
7 Minutes (2014)

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