In the Land of the Head Hunters
Catch the Alberta premier of the newly restored Land of the Head Hunters at Glenbow | Photo: Edward S. Curtis

In the Land of the Head Hunters

Join Glenbow for a film screening and artist talk

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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A piece of Canadian film history has been restored and you have a chance to check it out thanks to Glenbow.

Originally premiered in 1914, In the Land of the Head Hunters is a feature film directed by Edward S. Curtis. This Alberta premier of the fully restored film sees the work reunited with its original orchestral score and informed by descendants of the original Kwakwaka’wakw cast.

Filmed on Vancouver Island, it mixes documentary and scripted drama, and functions as an important early recording of traditional rituals, including the potlatch ceremony. The screening will be preceded by a talk by Kwakwaka’wakw artist Andy Everson, who is the grandson of one of the film’s stars, Margaret Frank, who played the role of Princess Naida.

In the Land of the Head Hunters screens at 7:00pm on September 16, 2016 at Glenbow (130 9th Ave. SE). Tickets are $12 and more details can be found at