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Date & Time
October 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm9:00 pm
Free; no reservations required
Film Theater at the Rubenstein Arts Center
2020 Campus Drive
Durham, NC 27705

With a practice that includes experimental filmmaking, documentary, performance and curation, Adam and Zack Khalil have charted out a critical and unconventional space for situating and interrogating ideas of indigeneity today. In their first feature documentary, INAATE/SE/, the Khalils re-imagine 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. In their recent short film, The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets, the Khalils collaborate with artist Jackson Polys to reflect on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives and post-mortem justice through a court case that decided the fate of the remains of a prehistoric Paleoamerican man found in Kennewick, Washington in 1996.

Q&A with Adam and Zack Khalil will follow the screening.

Full Program:

INAATE/SE/ [it shines
 a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./]  (Adam and Zach Khalil, 2016, 68 min, US)

The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets  (Adam and Zach Khalil, 2017, 10 min, US)

TRT: 78 min

Read more about Experimental and Documentary Cinema: The Visible Spectrum

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