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

2016 | USA, Canada | NR | 75 min.


Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Thu, Jul 27, 2017 6:00 PM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sat, Jul 29, 2017 12:00 PM
Dutmers at the Dennos Museum Sun, Jul 30, 2017 3:00 PM
Film Info
Section:Avant Garde Film at Dutmers
Free Buzz Movies
Release Year:2016
Runtime:75 min.
Premiere Status:Michigan Premiere
Production Country:USA
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Adam Khalil
Zack Khalil
Produced by:Steve Holmgren
Alexandra Lazarowich
Carolyn Lazard
Sarah Kerr
Screenwriter:Adam Khalil
Zack Khalil
Cinematography:Adam Khalil
Zack Khalil
Editing By:Adam Khalil
Zack Khalil
Music By:Austin Sley Julian
Zack Khalil


With unabashed energy and cinematic zeal, Adam and Zack Khalil explore what it means to be a modern Ojibway, creating a vibrant film that defies all expectations and definitions of what a documentary should be. Inspired by the story of The Seven Fires, a prophecy that foretold the arrival of Europeans in America, the brothers focus on their hometown of Sault Ste. Marie in the Upper Peninsula. Employing a wide range of cinematic styles, the film artfully cuts together personal interviews, moments of performance, and animated drawings with kinetic intensity. Past and present collide in this imaginative, sensational investigation into the importance of tradition and the price of assimilation.

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