Showtime: Sun, Feb 12th @ 6:00 PM
Directed By: Brooke Swaney
DAUGHTER OF A LOST BIRD follows Kendra, an adult Native adoptee, as she reconnects with her birth family, discovers her Lummi heritage, and confronts issues of her own identity. Her singular story represents many affected by the Indian Child Welfare Act and Indian Adoption Project.
BROOKE PEPION SWANEY (Blackfeet/Salish) works to tell Indigenous stories. Presently, she is on the festival circuit with her first feature length documentary, DAUGHTER OF A LOST BIRD, funded by Vision Maker Media and the winner of the New York Women In Film and Television Award for Best Female Director, Documentary at the 2021 Woodstock Film Festival. Her script along with co-writer Angela Tucker made the inaugural Indigenous List as part of the Blacklist. She has been a Woodstock/White Feather Arts Fellow, a NATIVe Fellow at the European Film Market/Berlinale, a 2014 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellow, and a 2013 Time Warner Fellow through the Sundance Institute. OK BREATHE AURALEE, her NYU graduate thesis film, screened at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and has TV distribution with FNX (First Nations Experience, a PBS affiliate). Brooke’s experience also includes producing BELLA VISTA (Rotterdam 2014), Vision Maker Media funded short film and new media project SIXTY FOUR FLOOD (PBS & PBS digital), and the first season of the podcast ALL MY RELATIONS (Matika Wilbur & Dr. Adrienne Keene).