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SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of The Knife)


21 June 2021

2735 ḵing gan

The world's first Haida-language feature film, co-directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown. Produced in collaboration Council of the Haida Nation, Skidegate and Old Masset Band Councils.

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.

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