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  • Maliglutit

    Maliglutit

    by: Cara Di Staulo

    COMING SOON 

    Kingulliit Productions presents Zacharias Kunuk latest festure film Maliglutit (Searchers).

    Set in the early 1900's during the coldest time of the year, an Inuit family peacefully passing the winter is ambushed by a group of marauding wife-stealers while the husband Uik and teenage son are away hunting caribou.

    29-06-2016

    35 views

    Inuktitut

  • Edge of Knife

    Edge of Knife

    by: Edge of Knife

    Edge of the Knife | Feature Film

    Currently in production in Haida Gwaai.

    Edge of the Knife is a feature length Haida language film about pride, tragedy, and penance. The film draws its name from a Haida saying, "the world is as sharp as a knife" ‐ that as we walk along we have to be careful not to fall off one side or the other. This is the world we live in ‐ so close to nature, our lives always hanging in balance ‐ one slip can change everything. For Adiits’ii, the lead character in the film, that edge becomes razor thin as he is mentally and physically pushed to the brink of survival and becomes Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid ‐ the Haida Wildman. 

    SYNOPSIS

    Edge of the Knife is a story of survival and redemption, secrets and self-discovery, set against the backdrop of the tangled rainforest and storm ravaged Haida Gwaii. Inspired by one of the Haida people’s most popular vital stories – the Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid (or Wildman) – this is a transformation tale with an uncertain ending. The Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid story describes the fate of the young charismatic Adiits’ii, who, as the lone survivor of a disaster at sea, stranded far from home, instinctively clings to life. In his struggle with the elements, he survives, against all odds, but what lives on has little resemblance to his former humanity. In his guilt over the accident, compounded by his isolation, he loses his humanity and he becomes a Wildman, existing in a feral state. 

    In our version of this story, interwoven families are torn apart when Adiits’ii’s reckless acts lead to a tragedy. While Adiits’ii deals with his own struggle for survival through a harsh winter in the wild, conflicting emotions of jealousy and revenge, sadness and the desire for reconciliation, divide his grieving family and community. A year passes before the families can return to the site of the accident, their summer fishing camp, and there they see indications that Adiits’ii might still be alive. But can he be captured and reintegrated into the community, or must his family and community accept that he is a lost soul? Does Adiits’ii have a choice over
    his fate; is he too tough to die?

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    16-06-2016

    128 views

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  • The Big Lemming
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    The Big Lemming

    by: folger

    channel: folger

    Inspired by the work of my maternal grandfather, Pudlo Pudlat, this stop-motion short tells the story of a male owl, driven by hunger, as he goes in search of food in a late-spring snowstorm – but in his pursuit he may have met his match.

    Writer/director/producer: Mosha Folger

    I could not have completed the project without the help of Karen, my partner in all things.

    30-06-2016

    20 views

  • FAQs

    FAQs

    by: Cara Di Staulo

    channel: Edge of Knife

    EDGE OF THE KNIFE

    DIRECTED by Helen Haig Brown and Gwaai Edenshaw

    BASED on an original screenplay by Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Graham Richard and Leonie Sandercock

    30-06-2016

    24 views

  • #Youthlatch 2014
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    #Youthlatch 2014

    by: OMY Program

    channel: OMY Program

    In 2014, youth from Old Massett, Haida Gwaii produced a video highlighting their community xaw7aa potlatch held to thank the many volunteers, sponsors and community members who helped their program over the years.

    23-06-2016

    101 views

  • Youthlatch 2014
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    Youthlatch 2014

    by: OMY Program

    channel: OMY Program

    In preparation for their Youthlatch 2014, youth from the Old Massett Program learn to produce videos in a 2-day workshop with Nate Jolley and Kiefer Collison.

    23-06-2016

    109 views

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