Daughters of the country. Part 1
DVD
1987
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pt.1. [1]. Ikwe: 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. [2]. Mistress Madeleine: Set in the 1850's, Mistress Madeleine unfolds against the backdrop of the Hudson's Bay Company's monopoly of the fur trade. In protest, some Metis are trading with the Americans. Madeleine, the Metis common-law wife of a Hudson's Bay Company clerk, is torn between loyalty to her husband and loyalty to her brother, a treetrader. A change in company policy destroys Madeleine's happy, secure life and forces her to re-evaluate her identity -- pt.2. [3]. Places not our own: By 1929, Canada's West was largely tamed. The land that had been home to generations of Metis was taken over by the railroads and new settlers. The Metis became a forgotten people, relegated to eking out a living as best they could. In Places not our own, Rose Lesperance, a Metis, is determined that her children will have a normal life and education, but the situation is against her. [4]. The wake: Set in contemporary Alberta, The wake is the story of a love affair that blossoms between a well-meaning RCMP officer and a young Metis woman. The Metis have a strong sense of community, but there is also a feeling of separateness. In this atmosphere, the romance offers a new sense of hope.

Item Details
Subjects:
Indian women -- Canada -- Drama.
Interracial marriage -- Canada -- History -- Drama.
Métis women -- Canada -- Drama.
Other Authors:
Bailey, Norma.
Birdsell, Sandra, 1942-
Cameron, Anne.
Cartinal, Tantoo.
Davies, Geraint Wyn, 1957-
Debassige, Diane.
Deyglun, Mireille.
Johnston, Aaron Kim.
King, Hazel, actress.
Lill, Wendy, 1950-
Mazur, Dariuz.
National Film Board of Canada.
Riis, Sharon, 1947-
Snow, Victoria.
Publisher, Date:
[Montreal?] : National Film Board of Canada, c1987.
Description:
2 videodiscs : sd., col. ; 12 cm.
Other Title:
Ikwe.
Mistress Madeleine.
Places not our own.
The wake.
Notes:
Director, Norma Bailey (1st, 4th works), Aaron Johnston (2nd work), Derek Mazur (3rd work) ; producer, Norma Bailey.
Starring Geraint Wyn Davies ; Hazel King ; Gladys Taylor ... [et al.] (1st work) ; Mireille Deyglun ; Neil Munro ... [et al.] (2nd work) ; Tantoo Martin-Cardinal ; Diane Debassige (3rd work) ; Victoria Snow ; Diane Debassige ... [et al.] (4th work).
DVD.
Public performance rights included.
Golden Sheaf Award, Yorkton ; Blue Ribbon Award, American Film Festival.
"A four part dramatic film series from the National Film Board of Canada."
"The courageous spirit that bridged two worlds".-- Container cover.
National Film Board of Canada: 113C 0186 138--113C 0186-139.
Contents:
pt. 1. [1] Ikwe / by Wendy Lill (57:41)
[2] Mistress Madeleine / by Ann Cameron and Kim Johnson (57:00)
pt.2. [3] Places not our own / by Sandra Birdsell (56:45)
[4] The wake / by Sharon Riis (57:48).
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