The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

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    The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets

    Directed by

    USA

    2017

    10 min

    • English

    An urgent reflection on indigenous sovereignty, the undead violence of museum archives, and postmortem justice through the case of the "Kennewick Man," a prehistoric Paleo-American man whose remains were found in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996.

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cinematography
    Samuli Haavisto
    Editing
    Zack Khalil
    Adam Khalil
    Production
    INAATE/SE/ PICTURES
    Adam Khalil

    Adam Khalil

    USA

    Adam Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. He attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression. His and his brother Zack's work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance, e-flux, and the Walker Art Center. EMPTY METAL (2018) is his most recent film which premiered at the Film Society of Lincoln Centre in May 2018.

    Selected Filmography

    Zack  Khalil

    Zack Khalil

    USA

    Zack Khalil (Ojibway) is a filmmaker and artist. His work centers on indigenous narratives in the present—and looks towards the future—through the use of innovative nonfiction forms. Along with his brother Adam, he is a Gates Millennium Scholar, UnionDocs Collaborative Fellow, and current Sundance Native Film Fellow.

    Jackson Polys

    Jackson Polys

    USA

    Jackson Polys is a visual artist who seeks to dissolve artificial boundaries between perceptions of traditional Native art forms, practices, and contemporary life. He holds an MFA in visual arts from Columbia University. He is the recipient of a 2017 NACF Mentor Artist Fellowship and is advisor to Indigenous New York at the Vera List Center.