Foster Child

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For the modern child welfare system, see Foster care. For the 2007 film, see Foster Child (2007 film).
Foster Child
Directed by Gil Cardinal
Produced by Jerry Krepakevich
Cinematography James Jeffrey
Edited by Alan Bibby
National Film Board of Canada
Release date
Running time
43 min 05 s
Country Canada
Language English

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.[1]

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.[1][2]

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  1. ^ a b "Foster Child". Collection. National Film Board of Canada. 1987. Retrieved 2009-10-22. 
  2. ^ Wise, Wyndham. "Gil Cardinal". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Historica-Dominion. Retrieved 2009-10-01. 

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