Indigenous Film and Arts Festival Film Screening: SGaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife)

October 12

7:00pm - 9:30pm

DU’s Museum of Anthropology has partnered with the Indigenous Film and Arts Festival to SGaawaay K'uuna (Edge of the Knife).

Directors Gwaai Edenshaw (Haida), Helen Haig-Brown (Tsilhqot’in). Set in Haida Gwaii in the 1800s, the story is based on a Haida legend of the Gaagiixid (the Wildman). Two families endure conflict, death, madness, the temptation of revenge and ultimately redemption. The Gaagiixid story reminds us that we always live on the edge of the knife, at the edge of the world. Made in collaboration with the Council of the Haida Nation, Skidegate and Old Massett band councils, Isuma and the University of British Columbia, Edge of the Knife is the first film written and presented entirely in the Haida language, and a powerful example of the use of contemporary media to strengthen and protect indigenous language, culture and community connections. In Haida with English subtitles. (Niijang Xyaalas Productions, Isuma Distribution International, 2018, 100 min.).
Free and open to the public.

LOCATION: Davis Auditorium, Sturm Hall, 2000 E Asbury Ave. Denver CO 80208