Daughter of a Lost Bird


Thu 7/7: 6:30p reception, 7:30p film

Circle Cinema and Tulsa Artist Fellowship present a new award-winning documentary as part of the Native Spotlight Series sponsored by the Flint Family Foundation. Tickets include pre-film reception and post-film Q&A with filmmakers.

6:30p: Reception featuring light bites catered by Chef Nico Albert

7:30p: Film screening and Q&A with special guests Kendra Mylnechuk Potter (protagonist / producer),
Brooke Swaney (director), and live performance by Laura Ortman (composer).

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.

Native Spotlight is a quarterly series at Circle Cinema showcasing the diverse variety of the Native American and indigenous experience through film.




Not Rated


76 min