Mothlight is thrilled to bring you two evenings with Adam and Zack Khalil, co-presented with Detroit’s The Aadizookaan!

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

WHEN: Saturday, October 7th, doors 8pm
WHERE: Trinosophes, 1464 Gratiot Ave, Detroit, MI 48207

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.” -BOMB Magazine

“Stylistically audacious” – The Hollywood Reporter

“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

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WHEN: Sunday, October 8th, 8pm
WHERE: Spread Art / Detroit Contemporary, 5141 Rosa Parks Blvd, Detroit, MI 48208

Adam Khalil will present a curated short video series that aims at expanding the perception of indigenous media art – not only through content, but also form. Through this presentation, he will facilitate a conversation about indigenous rights, the violence of anthropological endeavors, and the legacy of settler colonialism. The Aadizookaan will provide music, media, and facilitate continued discussion. More details to follow.