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adam khalil

Adam Khalil

Graduate Lecture Series

October 29th, 2018
Screening at 5:30 p.m.
INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./]
Lecture at 7 p.m.
Anti-Ethnography - including The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets (2018) and other short films.
SME 149, Structural & Materials Engineering Bldg., UC San Diego
Free and open to the public

Adam Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, MI; he is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Khalil’s work subverts traditional forms of ethnography through humor, transgression, and innovative documentary practice. Khalil’s films and installations have been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance, Walker Arts Center, e-flux, Microscope Gallery (New York), Spektrum (Berlin), Trailer Gallery (Sweden), and Carnival of eCreativity (Bombay). Khalil graduated from the Film and Electronic Arts program at Bard College. He is a UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow, Gates Millennium Scholar, 2017 Sundance Indigenous Opportunity Fellow, and 2018 Sundance Art of Non Fiction grant recipient.

INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place./it flies. falls./] from Zack Khalil on Vimeo.

Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s 2016 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.

Presented with support from the Ethnic Studies Department.

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