Swamp Donkey, Sweet Sight
3 min., 2016, USA
An entry from the second day of calling in Kapuskasing, Ontario. Sep 21, 2013.
Four Faces of the Moon
13 min., 2016, Canada
“This intricate stop-motion animation interlaces Canada’s colonial past with writer-director Amanda Strong’s personal family history — and illuminates Cree, Métis, and Anishinabe reclamation of culture, language, and Nationhood”. -Danis Goulet, TIFF
INAATE/SE/ [it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil
68 min., 2016, USA/Canada
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.