Ainikien jidjid ilo boñ (The Sound of Crickets at Night) 2012 Ages 12+

7.45PM Wed 27 Mar 2019 (1hr 24mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Free

SYNOPSIS

“Ainikien Jidjid ilo Boñ is the story of a family displaced as a result of a 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.” – Microwave Films

CREDITS

DIGITAL, STEREO, COLOUR, 80 MINUTES, MARSHALL ISLANDS, MARSHALLESE WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES / DIRECTORS/PRODUCERS: SUZANNE CHUTARO, JACK NIEDENTHAL / SCRIPT: JACK NIEDENTHAL / CAST: SALOME FAKATOU, BANJO JOEL, ALSON KELEN, JACK NIEDENTHAL, KAREN EARNSHAW / MUSIC: NELU DEBRUM, LULANI RITOK / PRODUCTION COMPANY: MIRCROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / PRINT SOURCE/RIGHTS: MICROWAVE FILMS OF THE MARSHALL ISLANDS / SCREENING FORMAT: DCP