The East Side Freedom Library invites you to INAATE/SE: A Screening and Discussion with Filmmakers Adam and Zack Khalil on Saturday, November 4 @ 3:00-6:00PM.
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s new film re-imagines an ancient Ojibway story, the Seven Fires Prophecy, which both predates and predicts first contact with Europeans. A Kaleidoscopic experience blending documentary, narrative, and experimental forms, INAATE/SE transcends linear colonized history to explore how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community within Michigan’s upper peninsula. With acute geographic specificity, and grand historical scope, the film fixes its lens between the sacred and the profane to pry open the construction of contemporary indigenous identity.
Filmmakers Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil, both Ojibway, are filmmakers and artists from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and are currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Their work subverts traditional forms of ethnography through the exploration of alternative histories and innovative documentary practice. Their films and installations have been exhibited at UnionDocs, e-flux, Maysles Cinema, Microscope Gallery (New York), Spektrum (Berlin), Trailer Gallery (Sweden), and Carnival of eCreativity (Bombay). They both graduated from the film and electronic arts program at Bard College and are Uniondocs Collaborative Fellows and Gates Millennium Scholars.