Sat, Apr 09


Open Space Event Studios

Documentary Showing of Daughter Of A Lost Bird

Open Space is happy to welcome Deschutes Public Library for a Documentary Film Showing of Daughter Of A Lost Bird.

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Documentary Showing of Daughter Of A Lost Bird

Time & Location

Apr 09, 2:30 PM – 5:00 PM

Open Space Event Studios , 220 NE Lafayette Ave, Bend, OR 97701, USA

About This Event

View the documentary Daughter of a Lost Bird at Open Space Event Studios. 

 This is an in-person program. Masks are recommended at all in-person library events.  

Synopsis courtesy of Women Make Movies: The documentary 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 echoes many affected by the Indian Child Welfare Act and the Indian Adoption Project. 

 The documentary Daughter of a Lost Bird explores ethics surrounding Native American adoption via a singular story as an entry point into a more complicated national issue. In many ways, Kendra Potter is a perfect example of cultural assimilation, a modern representation of the painful phrase, "kill the Indian, save the man." She is a thriving woman who grew up in a loving, upper middle-class white family, and feels no significant loss with the absence of Native American culture or family in her life. And yet, as a Blackfeet/Salish woman, director Brooke Swaney could not imagine that Kendra could be content or complete without understanding her heritage. So together they embark on a 7 year journey.

For more details on the showing at Open Space and on the documentary itself you can follow the links below. 

Deschutes Public Library 

Daughter of a Lost Brid Documentary

Doors Open @ 2:30PM | No Entry After 3:10PM

Admission is Free | Concessions avaliable through Open Space