Little Bird Review: A Must-Watch Canadian Story | That Shelf

Little Bird

Set in both the late 1950s and the early 1980s, the story follows Bezhig Little Bird, a young girl (played by Keris Hope Hill) who is removed from her family in Saskatchewan at the age of five and adopted out to a Jewish family in Montreal where she becomes Esther Rosenblum (played by Darla Contois). Esther’s story begins with her wedding shower, in which she, at first glance, appears to have it all: a loving mother, a devoted fiancé, and a comfortable life. However, when she overhears her future mother-in-law speaking about the fact that she is adopted, she begins a journey to reclaim her lost childhood.


This piece/episode was produced during the 2023 WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes. Without the labour of the writers and actors currently on strike, the films being discussed here wouldn’t exist.