Sechelt – Saturday April 4
Canada 2018, 101 min., drama
Directors: Gwaai Edenshaw & Helen Haig-Brown
Haida and English
Gwaai Edenshaw (Director) and Kinnie Starr (Musical Score) will be in attendance
Special event pricing applies
With 17 award wins and 7 nominations, this film will touch the hearts and souls of those who connect to the wild, west coast of BC. It is the first feature film to be made entirely in the slowly-disappearing Haida language.
Inspired by a traditional Haida legend, the story transports you to a raw place of nature and its eternal mystery. During a 19th-century summer, two large families gather for their annual fishing retreat on Haida Gwaii. Adiits’ii, a charming nobleman, accidentally causes the death of his best friend Kwa’s son and hastens into the wilderness, tormented by what he has done. While he spirals into insanity (becoming Gaagiixid, a supernatural being crazed by hunger), his tribe tries to reclaim him.
With amazing visuals, and imbued with Haida Gwaii spiritualism, this film is beautifully visual and culturally and historically memorable.