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

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Adam and Zack Khalil reimagine the Anishinaabe Seven Fires Prophecy (which predicts first contact with Europeans) to construct a mixed-genre and punk-rock vision of contemporary indigenous identity.

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s debut film re-imagines an Anishinaabe 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/ explores how the prophecy resonates through the generations in their indigenous community on the Michigan/Canadian border. 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.

"The tattered history of the Ojibway people of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is redeemed through the punk-rock humor of a pair of young native filmmakers in “INAATE/SE/.” -The Wall Street Journal

"Formally adventurous but never esoteric, INAATE/SE is an inimitable model for what radical documentary in the 21st century might be" -Screen Slate

 “INAATE/SE/ is as lucid a dream of the future as any historical documentary has ever been.” - NonFics

  • Year
  • Runtime
    71 minutes
  • Director
    Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil