Adam Khalil: lecture and screening

LECTURESCREENING WITH Q+A
1:40PM |MONDAY, OCT 166:30PM |MONDAY, OCT 16
GVSU Allendale CampusDowntown Grand Rapids,
132 Lake Huron HallWealthy Theater
  
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INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way.
to a certain place./it flies. falls./]
Directors: Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil
Genre: Documentary
Length: 75 minutes
Origin: Canada, USA
Released: 29 February 2016

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 was made possible by the Kutsche Office of Local History and the newly formed Department of Visual and Media Arts at Grand Valley State University.


About the 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 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.

View the film trailer

About the Filmmakers


Adam Khalil

Adam Shingwak Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. His practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression. Adam's work has been exhibited at UnionDocs, e-flux, Maysles Cinema, Microscope Gallery (New York), Museo ExTeresa Arte Actual (Mexico City), Spektrum (Berlin), Trailer Gallery (Sweden), Carnival of eCreativity (Bombay), and Fine Art Film Festival Szolnok (Hungary). Khalil is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar. In 2011 he graduated from the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College.
Zack Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, currently based in Brooklyn, NY. His work often explores an indigenous worldview and undermines traditional forms of historical authority through the excavation of alternative histories and the use of innovative documentary forms. He recently completed a B.A. at Bard College in the Film and Electronic Arts Department, and is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow and Gates Millennium Scholar.