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Title Ainikien jidjid ilo boñ / by Jack Niedenthal and Suzanne Chutaro.

Published Majuro : Microwave Films, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (80 minutes).
Series Ethnographic video online, volume 3.
Ethnographic video online, volume 3.
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed September 16, 2014).
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.
Other formats Previously released as DVD.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Alexandria, VA : Alexander Street Press, 2014. (Ethnographic video online, volume 3). Available via World Wide Web.
Language notes In English and Marshallese with English subtitles.
Other author Niedenthal, Jack, director, producer.
Chutaro, Suzanne, director, producer.
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.
Feature films.
Variant Title Sound of crickets at night.