As part of Profesor Michael Gitlin’s Microcultural Incidents course, visiting filmmaker Zack Khalil will screen INAATE/SE, which he co-directed with his brother, Adam Khalil.

The 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.

Q&A after the screening.




Sponsored by: IMA Program