The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets

Jackson Polys, Zack Khalil, Adam Khalil

2017 | 00:09:45 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Body, Death and Dying, Indigenous

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.

Directors: Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys

Director Of Photography: Samuli Haavisto

Producers: Mariana Silva, Pedro Neves Marques

Co Editors: Zack Khalil, Adam Khalil

Commissioned By: inhabitants, Contour Biennale 8, Natasha Ginawala

Executive Producer: Steve Holmgren

Choreography: Ashley Byler, Jeremy Pheiffer

This title is also available on the compilation What Was Always Yours and Never Lost.

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Prizes + Awards

Best Short Documentary Tacoma Film Festival2018

Special Jury Prize Camden International Film Festival 2018


Contour 8 Bienniale

Exhibitions + Festivals

Sundance Film Festival 2018

Walker Art Center

Camden International Film Festival 2018