Okotoks: SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

National Canadian Film Day!

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - Wednesday, April 17, 2019

SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 @ 8:00 PM
Okotoks Cinemas
- 100 Stockton Avenue, Okotoks, AB
FREE Admission w/ RSVP

Once again, Okotoks will be joining in, along with 100s of other screenings across the country, for NATIONAL CANADIAN FILM DAY!!!

The first offical Canadian Film was made 100 years ago! That is 100 years of Canadian Cinema!! We can't wait to share the day with you. Make sure to reserve your spot!

This event is FREE!!! However, if you are able we will be collecting donations for the Okotoks Film Festival at the door.

This year we will be showing: SG̲aawaay Ḵ’uuna (Edge of the Knife)

Set in the Haida Gwaii region in the 19th century, Edge of the Knife (SG̲aawaay Ḵ'uuna in Haida) adapts a classic Haida folk tale of a man ( left for dead in the forest who becomes the Gaagiid/Gaagiixiid, or “the Wildman”. After an accident where he is separated from his family, Adiit’si (Tyler York) wanders through the forest becoming driven mad by both natural and supernatural forces. As his loved ones, including best friend Kwa (William Russ), set out to capture and cure him, Adiits’ii grows increasingly feral.

The first feature film made entirely in the critically endangered Haida language – fluently spoken by fewer than 20 people – the film is a spellbinding and mythical tale of pride, tragedy and love, set against the stunning backdrop of Canada’s Pacific northwest.

Made with a Haida cast and in collaboration with the Haida Council, this compelling film proves that cinema can be at once a powerful vessel for storytelling and a profound act of Indigenous language and culture revitalization.

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