MISSOULA, Mont. – It’s the opening weekend of the Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, kicking off with a showcase of documentaries from around the world.
One of the films scheduled this year, “Daughter of a Lost Bird”, a documentary that deals with adoption, and aims to open conversations about identity and reconnect with one’s cultural heritage and the challenges that come with it .
The film guides us through the life of Kendra, an Aboriginal woman adopted out of her community, who is now reconnecting with her biological family and her roots.
For Montanese seeing this for the first time, filmmaker Brooke Pepion Swaney hopes the film will offer audiences another perspective on the impact of adoption on Indigenous communities.
“I am truly grateful for all the support from Kendra, April and their families for allowing us to film with them for so many years. It’s something that’s so fundamental and has to do with identity,” said Pepion Swaney.
The film will be presented on Sunday, February 20 at 3:15 p.m. at the Wilma Theater, you can reserve your place by clicking here. With the festival going hybrid this year, if you can’t make the screening, luckily you can also stream it online by clicking here.