| 57 min

Part of the Daughters of the Country series, this dramatic film features a young Ojibwa girl from 1770 who marries a Scottish fur trader and leaves home for the shores of Georgian Bay. Although the union is beneficial for her tribe, it results in hardship and isolation for Ikwe. Values and customs clash until, finally, the events of a dream Ikwe once had unfold with tragic clarity.

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  • director
    Norma Bailey
  • producer
    Norma Bailey
  • executive producer
    Michael Scott
    Ches Yetman
  • script
    Wendy Lill
  • photography
    Ian Elkin
  • sound
    Richard Patton
  • editing
    Lara Mazur
  • sound editing
    Gloria Thorsteinson
  • re-recording
    Clive Perry
  • music
    John McCulloch
  • cast
    William Ballantyne
    Patrick Bruyère
    Jamie Hardisty
    Hazel King
    Vicky Klyne
    Kim McCaw
    Marion Moneyas
    Sarah Peebles
    Gladys Taylor
    Geraint Wyn Davies
    Wally McSween
    David Gillies
    Blake Taylor

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  • roggy

    July/August 1985, was when this movie was shot.

    roggy, 6 Nov 2012
  • kruscito

    @awawia --> In 1986!

    kruscito, 2 Dec 2011
  • awawia

    When was this filmed???

    awawia, 1 Dec 2011
  • LwilliamsHWMB

    Actually I played the baby the whole time, Ikwe and her husbands baby, proud to be apart of it even though I dont remember it!

    LwilliamsHWMB, 29 Nov 2011
  • LwilliamsHWMB

    I was the baby in the winter scene with the teepee :D i have this movie somewhere on VHS

    LwilliamsHWMB, 29 Nov 2011
  • carlosporto

    Nice movie.

    carlosporto, 30 Jan 2011

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