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Kendra's adopted parents are amazing. But growing up in white suburbia, she knew little of her Native American culture, and nothing about her Lummi heritage. She and her friend, filmmaker Brooke Swaney, embark on a journey to discover more about her family’s history and lives. The search for Kendra's birth mother finally finds success and their lives begin to intertwine as they unpack how the Indian Child Welfare Act and Indian Adoption Project has affected both of their lives. DAUGHTER OF A LOST BIRD is a courageous endeavor to understand oneself while allowing the camera to follow each trial and tribulation. The film is an exploration of sorrow and joy, and all of those confusing emotions in between.

  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    67 minutes
  • Language
    English
  • Country
    USA
  • Premiere
    DC Metro Area
  • Director
    Brooke Pepion Swaney
  • Screenwriter
    Brooke Pepion Swaney
  • Producer
    Jeri Rafter, Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, Brooke Pepion Swaney
  • Executive Producer
    Gita Saedi Kiely
  • Cast
    Kendra Mylnechuk Potter, April Kowalski
  • Cinematographer
    Zelmira Gainza
  • Editor
    Kristen Swanbeck
  • Music
    Laura Ortman