Our BC First Nations Studies 12 and Art teacher, Shannon McWhinney, had a request from her students to bring the movie “Edge of the Knife” to town. She has arranged for a screening at the Ucluelet Community Centre on April 23rd at 7:30pm. Admission is by donation and all proceeds raised will support the USS Nuu-chah-nulth language and culture classes.
Please make sure all Tla-o-qui-aht members know about his event.
Edge of the Knife is a feature length Haida language film about pride, tragedy, and penance. Adiits'ii, the lead character in the film, is mentally and physically pushed to the brink of survival and becomes Gaagiixiid/Gaagiid - the Haida Wildman. The Gaagiixiid is one of Haida's most popular stories, sustained over the years though song and performance. This project is a community initiative with strong support from the Haida people as well as from the Council of the Haida Nation.
Monday, April 15, 2019 at 8:00 PM – 9:45 PM PDT
SGaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife) (Hist/Adv, Canada, 2018, 100 min, Not Rated)
Directors: Gwaii Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown
“Edge of the Knife” gives us a rare opportunity to hear the Haida language. In a 19th-century summer, two large families gather for their annual fishing retreat on the far-removed island of Haida Gwaii. Adiits'ii accidentally causes the death of his best friend Kwa's son and tormented by what he has done, spirals into insanity, becoming Gaagiixid, a supernatural being.
93% on Rotten Tomatoes!
http://tofinomovies.blogspot.com/ (my movie website, with other links and info)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8WwICs7S-AQ&t=994s (the 25 minute CBC documentary video about the making of the film)
https://www.facebook.com/events/270779783861179/ (my Facebook event)
https://www.facebook.com/edgeoftheknifemovie/ (the movie's Facebook page)