Edge Of The Knife – Presented by Native Spotlight Series – Saturday, June 15th at 7:00pm – Co-director Helen Haig-Brown joins us in person for Q&A following film. Moderated by Sterlin Harjo. Tickets!
About our guest:
Helen Haig-Brown is a Tsilhqot’in filmmaker working primarily with indigenous and First Nations themes. Many of these derive from her maternal roots in the Tsilhqot’in First Nation.
About the film
SGaawaay K’uuna (Edge of the Knife) is a 2018 Canadian drama film co-directed by Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown. It is the first feature film spoken only in dialects of the Haida language (only 20 known speakers still alive). Set in 19th-century Haida Gwaii, it tells the classic Haida story of the traumatized and stranded man transformed to Gaagiixiid, the wildman.
Native Spotlight film series
the diverse variety of the Native American and indigenous experience through film. The goal of the series is to break stereo types of native American and indigenous people in film.
Sponsored by Flint Family Foundation.