Sgaawaay K’uuna

On the islands of Haida Gwaii, two extended families reunite
at their annual summer fishing camp. Soon, conflict between
a charismatic young man, Adiits’ii, and his best friend Kwa,
begins to tear their interwoven families apart. When Adiits’ii’s
recklessness and arrogance result in a tragic incident, he
flees into the rainforest abandoning his family and way of life.
Wracked with grief and shame, Adiits’ii descends into madness
and transforms into a Gaagiixid, a ravenous “wildman” caught
between worlds and consumed by insatiable hunger. When the
families return the following summer, they realise Adiits’ii has
survived the winter. Now, while the community hopes to restore
Adiits’ii’s humanity, Kwa wrestles with his deepest desire,

Duration 1 Hour 40 Minutes
Language Haida
Year 2018
Indigenous Nation

Director Gwaai Edenshaw and Helen Haig-Brown