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Edge of the Knife (SGaawaag K’uuna)

Country: Canada
Language: Haida with subtitles
Director: Gwaai Edenshaw
Runtime: 100 minutes
Rating: 14A
Tuesday, February 19 @ 4:00pm

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In a 19th-century summer, two large Haida families gather for their annual fishing retreat on the far-removed island of Haida Gwaii. Adiits’ii, a charming nobleman, accidentally causes the death of his best friend’s son and hastens into the wilderness. Adiits’ii is tormented by what he has done and spirals into insanity, becoming Gaagiixid, a supernatural being crazed by hunger. He unexpectedly survives the winter, and at the next year’s gathering, the families try to convert Gaagiixid back to Adiitst’ii. It’s the first feature film made entirely in the Haida language. Won Most Popular Canadian Film, 2018 Vancouver Film Festival.

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