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  • Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan
  • Sept 12-17, 2017

INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]

Documentary Feature, United States, 2016, 75 min, Black & White and Color

Audience Choice Award - Best Documentary Feature

About the Film

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.

A Q&A session with the filmmakers follows the film.

Great Lakes connection:

It is about the history of the Ojibway in and around Sault Ste. Marie. Both my brother and I (who made the film) grew up in Sault Ste. Marie, we think you all will find the film very interesting and it would be an honor to present the film back to the community.

Cast & Crew:

Directors: Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil
Producer: Steve Holmgren

Director Bio:

Adam Shingwak Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. His practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression.

His films and installations have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, UnionDocs, e-flux, Maysles Cinema, Microscope Gallery (New York), Walker Arts Center (Minneapolis), Spektrum (Berlin), Trailer Gallery (Sweden), and Carnival of eCreativity (Bombay).

Adam graduated from the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College and is an alumnus of UnionDocs Collaborative Fellows and Gates Millennium Scholars and a current 2017 Sundance Indigenous Film Opportunity Fellow.


MoMA Doc Fortnight
The Museum of Modern Art, NYC, USA
February 29, 2016
World Premiere
Closing Night Film

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Sunday, September 17, 3:00pm
Soo Theatre
Q&A with filmmakers

Not rated (see trailer)
Documentary Feature
75 min
Country of Origin: United States
Black & White and Color

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