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Subversive Elements

INAATE/SE/

Dir. Adam Khalil & Zack Khalil, US/Canada, 2016, 75 min.

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.

Followed by directors Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil in conversation with Carolyn Lazard, producer of INAATE/SE/.