CapU Invites Public to Free Screening of Sgaaway K’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

September 27, 2018

To: All MoveUP members in the lower mainland

Capilano University is inviting MoveUP members, along with other members of the public, to attend a free screening (donations are kindly accepted) of Sgaaway K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) on Saturday, October 6 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Nat and Flora Bosa Center for Film and Animation at Capilano University.

The film is also playing at the Vancouver International Film Festival from October 3-5 but is nearly sold out.

If you would like to attend, you must register through Eventbrite by clicking here.

You can also find more information on their Facebook event page.

About The Film:

Filmed on stunning Haida Gwaii, this 19th-century epic is a nod to the grand storytelling traditions that lure us to the big screen. The fact that it’s the first narrative scripted and shot in two dialects of the endangered Haida language—which has only 20-odd fluent speakers left—also certifies it as a landmark work of cinema.

Guilt-ridden after a tragic accident at sea, Adiits’ii (Tyler York) retreats into the wilderness where he’s plagued by spirits and transformed into Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid, the Haida Wildman. As his loved ones, including best friend Kwa (William Russ), set out to capture and cure him, Adiits’ii grows increasingly feral.

Working in collaboration with Isuma, the team responsible for Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner, Edenshaw and Haig-Brown harness raging elements and swirling emotions to craft a riveting dramatization of this classic Haida tale of survival, forgiveness and community.


In solidarity,

Christy Slusarenko & Gunter Seifert
Co-chairs, Human Rights & Multicultural Committee

File Number: 18-MOVEUP-CMIT-HR&M-CapU invites public to free screening of Sgaaway K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) - Sept 27
Union Label: jb:usw2009


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