The Bows presents SGaaway K’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

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Edge of The Knife (2018)

SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

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

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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, Adiits'ii (York) wanders through the forest becoming driven mad by both natural and supernatural forces. As his loved ones, including best friend Kwa (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: Diane Brown, Tyler York (Haida), Brandon Kallio (Haida), William Russ, Curtis Brown
Ratings by province or territory:
Alberta - 14A
British Columbia - 14A
Manitoba - 14A
New Brunswick - NR
Newfoundland and Labrador - NR
Nova Scotia - NR
Northwest Territories - 14A
Nunavut - 14A
Ontario - 14A
Prince Edward Island - NR
Québec - 13+
Saskatchewan - 14A
Yukon - NR
Film language(s): English
This film is subtitled in: English

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Venue: The Bows ONLINE

Date: April 20, 2022

Time: 8:00 PM MDT

Ticket price: Free

Event Primary Language: English

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