INAATE/SE/ Screening & Discussion with Adam Khalil

posted by Chris Kotcher on 12/01/2017

A live in-person discussion/Q&A with filmmaker Adam Khalil on his film INNATE/SE/. The conversation (as well as the film) shines a light on the modern-day Native/Indigenous experience. Amplified with the tools of storytelling & cinema. Panelists include: Shane McSauby, Kristin Mayer, and Krzysztof Lower. 

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

Adam Shingwak Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. His practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression. Their films and installations have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Walker Arts Center, e-flux, UnionDocs, and Microscope Gallery.
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s film INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] 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.

Adam is visiting as a part of a Midwest tour of the film, to research future projects, and present public programs. This event is presented by the newly formed Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University, curated by the Office for Public Culture, and made possible by the Kutsche Office of Local History, Wealthy Theatre, and ArtPeers. Both events are free and open to the public.

http://www.inaatese.com/

00:00 - Drum Performance
09:08 - Intro to film
15:30 - Post Show Discussion Q&A
01:06:20 - Drum Performance

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