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INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./] Zack Khalil, Adam Khalil

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With this first feature, Adam and Zack Khalil reinvent the historical narrative in the form of a kaleidoscopic and conjecture-rich essay. Their work makes their community, in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, resonate with the ancient Ojibway prophecy of the seven fires, a premonition of the arrival of white people. Using video effects, animation and off-kilter editing, and combining testimonials, experimental sequences and performances, the filmmakers brilliantly demolish linear filmic narrative – not to mention the Western concept of history. Overflowing with inventiveness, INAATE/SE/ revives traditional spirituality and culture, confronts an obfuscated colonial reality, and works toward building a modern identity.

Presented in collaboration with Montréal First People Festival

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

  • Country : United States, Canada
  • Year : 2016
  • V.O : English
  • Duration : 71 MIN
  • Cinematography : Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil
  • Editing : Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil
  • Production : Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil
  • Sound Design : Zack Khalil
Filmography of Adam Khalil :

another day without a future, but what the hell another day // 25 min // 2014
EMPTY METAL // feature film // 2017

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