Indigenous Visual Culture at OCADU in partnership with Culture Shifts (OCAD U’s Documentary Series) and Vertical Features (Ryerson University) present a screening of;
[it shines a certain way. to a certain place/it flies. falls./]
Wednesday, September 27
6:45 – 9pm
Room 190 (Auditorium), 100 McCaul, Toronto, ON
The free public screening will be followed by a Q&A with the directors in conversation with artist Bonnie Devine, INVC program founder and OCAD U Faculty.
Adam Khalil and Zack Khalil’s new 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 experi...mental 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.
INAATE/SE/ premiered at the closing night of MoMA's Doc Fortnight last February and has been playing at festivals across N. America. We're planning a tour of the film this fall at universities, micro-cinemas, and community organizations in and around the Great Lakes.
“OCAD’s Culture Shifts presents documentary media as a catalyst for critical discussions and community action for social change”
“Vertical Features is a film series at Ryerson U with hopes to promote vital non-fiction film and video that has had little or no Toronto exposure, including documentary, essay films, hybrid experiments, and artists’ moving image, placing contemporary films in dialogue with historical rediscoveries.”
The program is supported though the Delaney Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture at OCAD U.