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Film: Sgaaway K’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

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Experience Haida culture through Sgaawaay Ḵʹuuna (Edge of the Knife) — the first feature film spoken entirely in dialects of the Haida language.

Set in the 1800s, at a time before European contact on Haida Gwaii, two families reunite at their summer fishing camp. Conflict and tragedy between Adiits’ii and his best friend Kwa soon tear the families apart. Consumed by grief, Adiits’ii transforms into Gaagiit/Gaagiixid (Wildman), a ravenous supernatural being caught between two worlds. While the community desperately tries to bring Adiits’ii back to his former self, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire: revenge.

This film hits home not only for the contemporary Haida actors and community members who took on the challenge of bringing their fragile and endangered language to the screen, but also to countless Indigenous communities who face similar challenges worldwide.

*English and French subtitles will be included throughout this feature film.

18+: The film may be viewed, purchased or rented by persons 18 years of age and over.

Dates & Times
English French
Thursday, June 27, 2019
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.