CANADA | 99 minutes | 2018

Haida Gwaii is an archipelago some 60 km off the coast of mainland British Columbia. The islands are home to the Haida, whose language is brought back from the brink of extinction and onto the big screen through this first-of-its-kind project: a feature adapted from an ancient legend and created as a community. On the shore, Adiits’ii accidentally causes the death of his friend Kwa’s son. When he flees to the forest, hunger and guilt gradually transform him into Gaagiixid, the man/monster . . . More than just a film, Edge of the Knife is about revival, celebration and cultural empowerment.

Q&A with the producer on October 10th

Presented by Cinema Politica


Thursday October 4, 2018

Program #5
Cinéma du Parc 2

Wednesday October 10, 2018

Program #180
Cineplex Odeon Quartier SALLE 16

Gwaai Edenshaw

No biography

Helen Haig-Brown

No biography

- "Pelq'ilc (Coming Home)" (2009)
-“?E?Anx” (The Cave)” (2009)
- “My Legacy” (2014)

distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Gwaai Edenshaw, Jaalen Edenshaw, Graham Richard, Leonie Sandercock
  • Producer Zacharias Kunuk, Jonathan Frantz, Cara Di Staulo
  • Cast William Russ, Adeana Young


  • Isuma Distribution International

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