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Catalogue Number:  NFB522721
Producer:  National Film Board of Canada
Producers:  John Roy, Gerry Flahive, Dave Deleary, Brian Dennis
Directors:  Steve Van Denzen
Producing Agencies:  Cool Native Productions (Toronto),National Film Board of Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian Literature, Environmental Studies, Fiction, Indigenous Issues, Indigenous Peoples, Literature
Language:  English
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1999
Running Time:  24m
Closed Captions:  Yes

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There's something funny going on in the lakes--and Bunny Weequod is, quite literally, going to get to the bottom of it. Bunny is puzzled by the number of fish dying in his lake. While out fishing one night he capsizes and is presumed dead, only to wash up the next morning a completely different man.

Bunny's wife, Janine, worries about her husband's increasingly bizarre behaviour, until an elder realizes the trouble: Bunny has been changed by the legendary little people of Ojibway lore. And now he must pay his respects to them in order to restore harmony to the lakes.

The Strange Case of Bunny Weequod is a drama in Ojibway, with English subtitles, that blends folklore and humour with a contemporary environmental theme. Created by a team of Aboriginal filmmakers, this work is a gift to both Native elders and the younger generation: it keeps alive sacred stories while ensuring that the Ojibway language flourishes well into the new millennium. Produced in collaboration with an expert on the language, this video is also ideal for Ojibway learners.

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