The Mountain of SGaana

screens: 
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 10:30
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 13:45
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 10:00
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 11:45
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 12:00
location: 
The Roundhouse
131 Roundhouse Mews
tickets: 
$10 adult; $7 child, youth, senior; $5 each for groups of 10 or more
Director: 
Christopher Auchter
length: 
11min
year: 
2017
country: 
Canada

This magical tale entwines traditional animation with formal elements of Haida art. A young fisherman cruises a rugged shoreline as a tiny mouse in Haida regalia appears and starts to knit a blanket. A story unfolds on the blanket, illustrating this ancient story. When a SGaana (the Haida word for “killer whale”) captures master hunter Naa-Naa-Simgat, and drags him down into a supernatural world, the courageous Kuuga Kuns sets off to save him. Will they manage to escape, or will they become part of this deep sea spirit world forever?

Themes: nature, legend, love, environment, folklore