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Ikwe - DVD ONF/NFB


Catalogue Number:  NFB525254
Producer:  National Film Board Of Canada
Producers:  Norma Bailey, Michael Scott, Ches Yetman
Directors:  Norma Bailey
Producing Agencies:  National Film Board of Canada (Montreal), Office national du film du Canada (Montreal)
Subject:  Canadian History, Family Studies/Home Economics, Fiction, First Nations Studies, History, Indigenous Peoples, Religious Studies, Women's Studies
Language:  English
Grade Level:  Post Secondary
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  1986
Running Time:  57:00


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A young Ojibwa girl of 1770, Ikwe awakens one night from a disturbing dream about a strange man. The arrival of a young Scottish fur trader transforms her dream into reality. Marrying him, Ikwe leaves her village on the shores of Georgian Bay. Although the union promises prosperity for her tribe, it means hardship and isolation for Ikwe. Values and customs clash until, finally, the events of Ikwe's dream unfold with tragic clarity. Part one of the series entitled Daughters of the Country.


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