Birth of a Family: Film Discussion with Betty Ann Adam

Halton Hills Public Library - Georgetown Branch

Halton Hills, ON

Digital Film & video History & heritage Indigenous

Three sisters and a brother, adopted as infants into separate families across North America, meet 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. The film is available for streaming from October 6 - 20, 2021. Betty Ann Adam joins us for a virtual film discussion on October 20 at 7pm. Registration required.

Wed 20 Oct
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

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This event is free.

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Halton Hills Public Library

For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community. For Culture Days this year, the Library will host a wide variety of activities for all age groups in various artistic disciplines. Please join us online or in branch to learn more about Culture Days at the Library, including the programs, venues, dates and times; as well as the arts and culture opportunities available in Halton Hills year-round. Plus, you can follow and engage with us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or YouTube for the latest updates. For more information on library programs, services, hours of operation and access to the online catalogue, please visit www.hhpl.on.ca.

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For over a century the Halton Hills Public Library has provided space for people to create and collaborate. With branches in both Georgetown and Acton, it has become a main provider and presenter of arts and culture events in the community....

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9 Church Street

Halton Hills, ON

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Halton Hills Public Library

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Language

English