Written, Directed and Produced by Coleen Rajotte
Documentary | Colour | 2003 | Canada | 3 discs x 48 minutes = 144 minutes total
This three-part series offers an in-depth look at the history and impact of Aboriginal adoption in Canada, with particular emphasis on the “Sixties scoop” – the time during the 1960s when many Aboriginal children were sent to families outside Canada. Through the eyes of adoptees and their families, the series looks at the effects of adoption, exploring a range of emotions and experiences from a variety of angles.
Confronting the Past tells the story of the Gott children, Marlene, Chris and Eric, who were young children when their parents were tragically killed in a car crash. Extended family were caring for the children when social workers scooped the kids and adopted them to an American family in New Orleans. Far away from their culture and family the children found themselves lost and in an abusive home.
A moving story of what happened to the Gott children and their reattempts to re-connect with their biological family.
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