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TIFF: Sgaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife)

Co-director Gwaai Edenshaw joins us for an introduction and post-screening Q&A on Saturday, April 6 at 3:30pm!

Arriving more than a century after British Columbia's first-ever feature film, In the Land of the Head Hunters — Edward S. Curtis' controversial but undeniably fascinating portrait of the Kwakwaka'wakw people of northern Vancouver Island — Edge of the Knife is the first feature to tell a story about the Kwakwaka'wakw's neighbours the Haida. Part drama, part historical reclamation, First Nations directors Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown's film is set during the 19th century and performed entirely in the Haida language (a tongue so endangered, with less than 20 fluent speakers, that a dialect coach was needed).

Saturday, April 6

TIFF Bell Lightbox
350 King Street West,Reitman Square, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3X5


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