Edge of the Knife (Sgaawaay K'uuna)
Part of 2020 Augua Caliente Native Film Festival.
The program includes short film: Changer's Land (USA)
At a seasonal fishing camp in Haida Gwaii in the 1800s, 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 Gaagiizid – "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
Directors: Gwaai Edenshaw (Haida) and Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot'in) – Canada - 2018
Haida with English subtitles
and a Q&A with film makers after the screening
Runtime1 hr. 40 min.
CastCurtis Brown, Diane Brown, Greg Brown, Toddi Lauren Brown
Director Gwaii Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown
ReleaseMarch, 14th 2020