Manitoba Sixties Scoop documentary finds audience in West Africa - Winnipeg

A Winnipeg filmmaker says he never expected his documentary short on the Sixties Scoop to become the most-viewed film at a festival in West Africa. In fact, he didn’t expect his film to be seen on the other side of the world at all.

Roger Boyer’s film, Lost Moccasin, focuses on Bradford Bilodeau, a local survivor of the Sixties Scoop — the mass removal of Indigenous children from their families and communities — and his journey to reconnect with a family member to talk about the experience.

The documentary was one of only two Canadian films shown at the Accra Indie Film Festival in…

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