Directors: Gwaai Edenshaw, Helen Haig-Brown
Producer: Jonathan Frantz
100mins, Haida (with English subtitles), Action/Adventure
Approx 2 hour event
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Time: Doors open at 11:45am, Screening at Noon
Admission: Free/PWYC/By Donation
Bring your lunch (BYOL)
Location: 280 Catherine Street (across from the Ottawa Bus Station)
Gallery 101 is an accessible venue and is committed to accessibility. Contact us to let us know about your access needs.
Parking is available in the back and front of our facility.
Gallery 101 is pleased to invite you to a pop-up daytime screening of #CANFILMDAY spotlight film 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.
This event takes place on the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Nation.
For the third year in a row, Gallery 101 is participating in National Canadian Film Day (NCFD) with an Indigenous film. The sixth annual NCFD takes place on April 17, 2019. This year’s Spotlight Films look back on a century of Canadian cinema, celebrating 100 years of snow and sass.
We are one of more than 700 screenings of Canadian films taking place in every corner of the country. NCFD is an initiative of REEL CANADA, a non-profit organization that brings festivals of Canadian films to high school students, new Canadians and Indigenous communities across the country all year long.
Thanks to REEL CANADA for organizing this national film day and for making film accessible to wider audiences.
Social Media: @REELCANADA, @CanFilmDay, #CANFILMDAY,