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Kikkik [videorecording (DVD)] / a film by Ole Gjerstad and Elisapee Karetak ; produced by Words and Pictures Video [in association with WTN-Women's Television Network].

Gjerstad, Ole. (Added Author). Clarke, Jocelyne. (Added Author). WTN Women's Television Network. (Added Author). Filmoption International (Firm) (Added Author). Words & Pictures Video (Firm) (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Camosun College Library.

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Lansdowne Library E 99 E7 K55 2000 (Text) 26040003029150 Media Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (53 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Montreal, Quebec : distributed by Filmoption International, c2000.

Content descriptions

General Note:
DVD-R format. No scene indexing. No "skip" segments.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producers, directors, writers, Ole Gjerstad, Elisapee Karetak.
Summary, etc.:
Set in 1958 when famine strikes the Inuit of Canada's central Arctic, the film is the dramatic story of one woman's extraordinary courage, a people's resilience and a government's misjudgment. The film is about an Inuit woman, Kikkik, who killed a man in self-defense and was forced to abandon two of her five children during a desperate trek across the tundra. She stood trial for murder and criminal negligence and was acquitted. The film is an account of Kikkik's ordeal, told by her daughter Elisapee, as she puts together the set of events that put an end to all nomadic life among Canada's Inuit.
Subject: Kikkik > Trials, litigation, etc.
Karetak, Elisapee.
Inuit > Canada > Social conditions.
Trials (Murder) > Nunavut.
Trials (Murder) > Northwest Territories.
Inuit > Northwest Territories > Trials, litigation, etc.
Inuit > Northwest Territories > Psychology.
Inuit > Legal status, laws, etc. > Northwest Territories.
Documentary films.
Northwest Territories > Trials, litigation, etc.
Rankin Inlet (Nunavut : Inlet) > Economic conditions.

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