Vancouver Island Library (Harbourfront) presents SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Monday)

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
This film is subtitled in: English

Venue: Vancouver Island Regional Library - Nanaimo Harbourfront - Large Meeting Room

Date: April 15, 2019

Time: 6:00 PM

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

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Accessibility: Venue deemed accessible by event host. Elevator accessible.

Address:
Vancouver Island Regional Library - Nanaimo Harbourfront - Large Meeting Room, 90 Commercial St., Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5G4
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  Pre-NCFD Event
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