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The Mountain of SGaana

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Christopher Auchter
2017 | 10 mins
Country of Production: Canada
Country and Culture Featured: Canada, Haida

As a young fisherman cruises along a rugged shoreline, a tiny mouse in Haida regalia appears and starts to knit a blanket. A story unfolds on the blanket as it grows longer, illustrating the ancient tale of Haida master sea hunter Naa-Naa-Simgat and his beloved, Kuuga Kuns. When a SGaana (the Haida word for “killer whale”) captures the hunter and drags him down into a supernatural world, the courageous Kuuga Kuns sets off to save him.

This film is part of the installation Coppers from the Hood: Petrel