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Title Ainikien jidjid ilo boñ / by Jack Niedenthal and Suzanne Chutaro
Published Majuro : Microwave Films, 2012


Description 1 online resource (1 video file (80 min.))
Series Ethnographic video online ; volume 3
Summary Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ (The Sound of Crickets at Night) is the story of a family displaced as a result of nuclear testing on Bikini Atoll and now living in exile on Ejit Island on Majuro Atoll in the Marshall Islands. Kali, a darling-though-curious 10-year-old Bikinian girl, watches in dismay as her mother and father argue bitterly, then finally separate and leave the island. Left alone to care for her elderly grandfather, Jebuki, who has been hiding a life-threatening illness, Kali deteriorates, refusing to eat, work or play. Fearing for his granddaughter's wellbeing, Jebuki makes a desperate decision to summon Worejabato, an ancient deity from Bikini Atoll. Appearing in the form of an unshaven American stranger, Worejabato washes up on the beach on Ejit Island, and is discovered by Kali. The deity immediately begins to weave his way into Kali's life, but wishes from Worejabato do not come for free. What will Jebuki promise to Worejabato to ensure Kali's happiness? Actors in this film are mostly from the Bikinian community that resides in exile on Ejit Island of Majuro Atoll
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed September 16, 2014)
In English and Marshallese with English subtitles
Subject Nuclear weapons testing victims -- Marshall Islands -- Bikini Atoll -- Drama
Dysfunctional families -- Marshall Islands -- Drama
Bikinians -- Marshall Islands -- Religion -- Drama
Bikinians -- Marshall Islands -- Social conditions -- Drama
Grandfathers -- Drama
Dysfunctional families.
Nuclear weapons testing victims.
Marshall Islands.
Marshall Islands -- Bikini Atoll.
Genre/Form Drama.
Feature films.
Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Niedenthal, Jack, film director, film producer.
Chutaro, Suzanne, film director, film producer.
Other Titles Sound of crickets at night