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Daughter of a Lost Bird
AUTEUR(S)-RÉALISATEUR(S)

Brooke Pepion Swaney

AUTEUR(S)

Kristen Swanbeck

IMAGE

Kier Atherton, Zelmira Gainza, Sky Hopinka

SON

Scott Hirsch

MONTAGE

Kristen Swanbeck

MUSIQUE ORIGINALE

Laura Ortman

PRODUCTION / DIFFUSION

Vision Maker Media

ORGANISME(S) DÉTENTEUR(S) ou DÉPOSITAIRE(S)

Vision Maker Media

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"Kendra is determined to unravel the story of her biological mother, April, who gave her up at the?cusp of the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. April herself was part of a brutal North American legacy of displaced Indigenous children—“Lost Birds.” As Kendra embarks on a journey to reconnect with her birth family and her Lummi heritage, her quest is intimately documented by director Brooke Pepion Swaney, and Kendra’s openness and vulnerability are also her strengths, imbuing the film with its authenticity, voice and perspective. April says, “If we don’t know who we are, we can’t do anything about it.” As Kendra finds her way, she questions the depths of identity as an Indigenous woman and her relationship with her Indigenous community. Swaney crafted this personal story during a seven-year collaboration with Kendra and the resulting film beautifully captures an intense, personal search filled with kindness and love."
(Darlene Naponse - Hot Docs 2021)

"Kendra is determined to unravel the story of her biological mother, April, who gave her up at the?cusp of the enactment of the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978. April herself was part of a brutal North American legacy of displaced Indigenous children—“Lost Birds.” As Kendra embarks on a journey to reconnect with her birth family and her Lummi heritage, her quest is intimately documented by director Brooke Pepion Swaney, and Kendra’s openness and vulnerability are also her strengths, imbuing the film with its authenticity, voice and perspective. April says, “If we don’t know who we are, we can’t do anything about it.” As Kendra finds her way, she questions the depths of identity as an Indigenous woman and her relationship with her Indigenous community. Swaney crafted this personal story during a seven-year collaboration with Kendra and the resulting film beautifully captures an intense, personal search filled with kindness and love."
(Darlene Naponse - Hot Docs 2021)

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