The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Run Time: 66 minutes
Kendra always knew she was adopted, and she loved her parents and childhood growing up in her predominantly white Oregon community. When encouraged to seek out her birth family, Kendra discovers her Lummi heritage from the Lummi Nation in Northwest Washington. Curious, yet terrified of what she may find, Kendra reunites with her free-spirited birth mother, who was also adopted. The two embark on their own conflicted journeys—a balancing act of making peace with who they thought they were, and the blood that courses through their veins. The backdrop to this complex family tree is the horrific chapter of American history marked by the 1958 Indian Adoption Project, a program of the federal government that removed Indian children from their Native homes to be adopted by non-Native families in a forcible act of assimilation. The documentary DAUGHTER OF A LOST BIRD depicts just one of too many Native stories about the devastating loss and resilient spirit of this nation’s tribes whose children continue to be removed despite the law of the land, the Indian Child Welfare Act. —A.B.
Mimi Ohio Theatre
Saturday, April 02, 2022 at 7:40 PM
Sunday, April 03, 2022 at 5:10 PM
CIFF46 Streams On Demand
Sunday, April 10, 2022 at 11:00 AM -
Sunday, April 17, 2022 at 11:59 PM
Streams Access: Regional: OH, PA, MI, IN
Closed Captions: Yes
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No