Edge of the Knife
Sunday March 17th, 2019 6:00pm-8:00pm
Roi Theatre - Smithers, BC
Edge of the Knife (Haida: SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna) is the first feature film spoken only in dialects of the Haida language. Set in 19th-century Haida Gwaii and tells a classic Haida story. The film is gripping, exciting and visually stunning and was voted best Canadian film at the Vancouver Film Festival.
(Canada) 100 minutes
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Edge of the Knife is a feature length Haida language film about pride, tragedy, and penance. Adiits'ii, the lead character in the film, is mentally and physically pushed to the brink of survival and becomes Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid - the Haida Wildman. The Gaagiixiid is one of Haida's most popular stories, sustained over the years though song and performance. This project is a community initiative with strong support from the Haida people as well as from the Council of the Haida Nation.
Genre: Art House & International, Drama
Directed By: Gwaii Edenshaw , Helen Haig-Brown
Runtime: 100 minutes