MMC29a 10072017 / INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]
with Adam Khalil
Mothlight is thrilled to bring you two evenings with Adam and Zack Khalil, co-presented with Detroit's The Aadizookaan!
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
"An artful and brilliant collage, expressing hope, pain, despair, and the trickster humor that is so evocative of its people."
- The Hollywood Reporter
"Formally adventurous but never esoteric, INAATE/SE is an inimitable model for what radical documentary in the 21st century might be"
“INAATE/SE/ is as lucid a dream of the future as any historical documentary has ever been.”