The Violence of a Civilization without Secrets


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.

Screens with Shorts Program 4

Fri. 1/19, noon, Sundance Resort, Provo
Sat. 1/20, 6:00 p.m., Temple, PC
Sun. 1/21, 3:00 p.m., Broadway 6, SLC
Mon. 1/22, 1:00 p.m., Redstone 2, PC
Fri. 1/26, 10:00 p.m., Holiday 4, PC

YEAR 2017



RUN TIME 10 min




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Artist Bio

Adam Khalil

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, UnionDocs, e-flux, and the Walker Art Center.

Zack Khalil

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 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.