A documentary that addresses the 60s Scoop legacy.
As part of the eighth annual Covenant Chain Link Gathering, KAIROS and Legacy of Hope Foundation are pleased to present the Ottawa debut of the National Film Board’s Birth of a Family production. This film, by documentary film maker Tasha Hubbard, will be screened on Thursday, October 19th, 7:00 pm at the Amphitheater in St. Paul’s University at 223 Main Street. Admission is by freewill offering.
Birth of a Family is a gentle, unassuming film which catches the viewer unaware when they realize that they are bearing witness to an intimate, once-in-a-lifetime, emotional encounter. This film captures the first meeting of Mary Jane Adam’s children, Betty Ann, Rosalie, Esther, and Ben who were taken from their mother when they were babies as part of the Sixties Scoop. The term Sixties Scoop refers to the practice of taking Indigenous children from their families and placing them in non-Indigenous foster or adoptive families beginning in the 1960s and continuing until the late 1980s.
The screening of this film is especially timely given last week’s announcement by the Federal Government of an $800 million settlement to Indigenous Survivors of the Sixties Scoop.
We hope that you are able to join us to watch this compelling film.