Four siblings, taken from their Dene mother’s care as infants and raised separately across North America, meet for the first time in this deeply moving documentary.
Betty Ann, Esther, Rosalie and Ben were four of the estimated 20,000 Indigenous children who were taken from their homes between 1955 and 1985 and placed in the child welfare system as part of the Sixties Scoop, a policy that was part of the same trend of forced assimilation as residential schools. Over several decades, Betty Ann has worked tirelessly to track down her siblings, all of whom have had very different life journeys. Now, they come together for the first time, challenged by the sadness and comforted by the joys of learning their full history.
“The raw emotion, a heart-wrenching combination of pain and joy, shown by the siblings throughout the film is as moving as anything I have seen on film.” — Galadriel Barrett, In These Seats