Toronto Public Library – Palmerston Branch
560 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M6G 2P7
As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES annual programming, the Palmerston branch of the Toronto Public Library is offering a free screening of the documentary Birth of a Family (Tasha Hubbard | 2017 | 79 min) :
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.
Please visit organiser’s website for more info : https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/woodside/