Kikkik, 2001

2001, 52 minutes.

It is taking decades for Canada to come to terms with its history in the Arctic, and with its relationship to all its indigenous people.  “Kikkik” is the story of government mistakes and neglect, of starvation, murder, freezing death, but, in the end, a kind of justice that helps restore our faith in human decency. In 1958, the Inuit woman Kikkik was charged with murder and criminal negligence leading to the death of her child. Her trial and our visit back to the place and to Kikkik’s children confront us with a legacy that’s still a challenge for Canada.

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