|Directed by||Gil Cardinal|
|Produced by||Jerry Krepakevich|
|Edited by||Alan Bibby|
|National Film Board of Canada|
|Running time||43 min 05 s|
Foster Child is a 1987 documentary film by Gil Cardinal, exploring the filmmaker's search, at age thirty-five, for biological family. Cardinal often meets with frustration during his search, but eventually finds his natural family and discovers his Métis roots.
This National Film Board of Canada production received over 10 awards, including four Golden Sheaf Awards, a Special Jury Prize at the Banff Television Festival and a Gemini Award for best direction for a documentary program. It was broadcast on CBC's Man Alive series.
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