Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art presents Edge of the Knife

Film(s) Playing:

Edge of The Knife (2018)

SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

Director: Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown Run Time: 100min Genre(s): Action/Adventure

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Summary:

Set in the Haida Gwaii region in the 19th century, Edge of the Knife (SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna in Haida) adapts a classic Haida folk tale of a man ( left for dead in the forest who becomes the Gaagiid/Gaagiixiid, or “the Wildman”. After an accident where he is separated from his family, Adiit’si (Tyler York) wanders through the forest becoming driven mad by both natural and supernatural forces. As his loved ones, including best friend Kwa (William Russ), set out to capture and cure him, Adiits’ii grows increasingly feral.

The first feature film made entirely in the critically endangered Haida language – fluently spoken by fewer than 20 people – the film is a spellbinding and mythical tale of pride, tragedy and love, set against the stunning backdrop of Canada’s Pacific northwest.

Made with a Haida cast and in collaboration with the Haida Council, this compelling film proves that cinema can be at once a powerful vessel for storytelling and a profound act of Indigenous language and culture revitalization.

Cast: Greg Brown, Diane Brown, Curtis Brown
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - NR
British Columbia - NR
Manitoba - NR
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - NR
Nunavut - NR
Ontario - PG
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - NR
Saskatchewan - NR
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English

Venue: Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art

Date: April 17, 2019

Time: 2:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host.

Address:
Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art, 639 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC, V6C 2G3
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