Sgaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife)
High school classes/teachers Only
A film by Hluugitgaa Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaada Yahlangnaay Helen Haig-Brown. Starring: Tyler York as Adiits’ii, William Russ as Kwa, and Adeana Young as Hlaayaa
Haida Gwaii, 1800’s. At a seasonal fishing camp two families endure conflict between the nobleman Adiits’ii and his best friend Kwa. After Adiits’ii causes the accidental death of Kwa’s son, he flees into the rainforest, descending into madness and transforming into Gaagiixid – “the Wildman.”
When the families return in the spring, they discover Adiits’ii has survived the winter. Can he be rescued and returned to his humanity? Meanwhile, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire – revenge. SGaawaay K’uuna Edge of the Knife was filmed in Haida Gwaii, is based on Haida storytelling elements, and is inspired by the lands and waters where Haida thrive.
In Haida language with English subtitles.
Date & Time: Feb 27 & 28, 2019 @ 1PM
Location: Vancity Theatre (1181 Seymour St., Vancouver)
School matinees only. Not on sale to the public