Roger Boyer (Saulteaux/Ojibway)
Canada | 2018 | 12 min | English | Short Documentary | World Premiere
Sat Oct 20 12:15 PM
TIFF Bell Lightbox Cinema 3
Part of After the Apology
As a teenager Bradford Bilodeau explained to his classmates that he was adopted and one of them whispered “Sixties Scoop”, which sent Bradford on a journey to find out about more about the term. In this biopic, he relives elements of his childhood, growing up in an adopted family and his own journey to discover his links to the community. He travels back to his country to talk with his uncle about his birth mother, remembers the journey of meeting his siblings and mother for the first time and the pain he went through to try and heal the hurt from his upbringing, and creates a new family while still trying to connect and learn about his birth family.
Roger Boyer is self-taught filmmaker working as a producer, writer, and director. He is based in Winnipeg where he is an active member of the city’s film industry and where he gives his time and talent to the Indigenous Filmmakers Association. He recently helped to coordinate the first-ever Indigenous Film Summit.