Little Bird

International Panorama

World premiere
Drama - Based on true facts - Society | Canada | 2022

Screened episode(s) : 1, 2
Format : 6 x 60min

🏆 The Canadian series won the Audience Award for Best Series

At the end of the 1960s, five-year-old Bezhig Little Bird is forcibly removed from Long Pine Reserve, and adopted into a Jewish family in Montreal, who renamed her Esther Rosenblum. In her mid-20s, desperate to reconnect with her biological family, Bezhig travels to the Canadian Prairies to unravel the mystery behind her adoption. Led by and starring an impressive team of Indigenous creatives, this poignant series explores themes of identity, trauma and loss, celebrates the resilience of the human spirit – and holds up a mirror to who we think we are and who we hope to become.

Our take

Through the moving story of Esther who, on the eve of her wedding, tries to piece together her past, Little Bird tackles the controversy of the “1960s scoop” in Canada, when the government forcibly removed thousands of Indigenous children from their families.

“As an indigenous person working in the audiovisual sector we have been fighting for a long time to have our place” – Tanya Brunel


  • Created By Jennifer PODEMSKI, Hannah MOSCOVITCH
  • Written By Hannah MOSCOVITCH, Zoe HOPKINS, Shannon MASTERS
  • Directed By Elle-Máijá TAILFEATHERS, Zoe HOPKINS
  • Music Jason BURNSTICK
  • With Darla CONTOIS, Ellyn JADE, Osawa MUSKWA, Joshua ODJICK, Imajyn CARDINAL, Braeden CLARKE, Eric SCHWEIG, Lisa EDELSTEIN
  • Production Rezolution Pictures, OP Little Bird
  • Broadcaster CRAVE (BELL Medias), APTN Lumi
  • International sales FREMANTLE