Sgaawaay K'uuna: Edge of the Knife
gwaii edenshaw & helen haig-brown | canada | 105 min | feature drama | haida w/english s/t
On the remote islands of Haida Gwaii, off the west coast of British Columbia, in the 1800's, two extended families re-unite at their annual summer fishing camp. Soon conflict between a charismatic young nobleman, Adiits’ii, and his best friend Kwa, tears their interwoven families apart. When Adiits’ii’s recklessness causes the death of Kwa’s son, he flees into the rainforest. Wracked with grief, Adiits’ii descends into madness and transforms into Gaagiixid, a ravenous supernatural being caught between worlds and consumed by insatiable hunger. When the families return the following summer, they realize Adiits’ii has survived the winter. Now while the community hopes to restore Adiits’ii’s humanity, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire - revenge.
Distributor: Isuma International Distribution
Kristy Assu Samuel Cohn-Cousineau