HALPATE Short Film Competition

HALPATE

Alligator wrestling, considered a staple of Florida tourism, is a dangerous spectacle that has been performed by members of the Seminole Tribe for over a century.

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Adam Piron is a filmmaker based in Southern California. He is a member of the Kiowa Tribe of Oklahoma and a Kanienʼkehá꞉ka descendant. He is also a co-founder of COUSIN, a collective supporting Indigenous artists expanding the form of film. His films have played in the True/False Film Festival, MoMA Doc Fortnight, The New Yorker’s Documentary Series, Camden International Film Festival, Indie Grits, Seattle International Film Festival and the San Francisco International Film Festival.

Adam Khalil, a member of the Ojibway tribe, is a filmmaker and artist from Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, whose practice attempts to subvert traditional forms of ethnography through humor, relation, and transgression. Khalil is a core contributor to New Red Order and a co-founder of COUSINS Collective. Khalil’s work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, Sundance Film Festival, Walker Arts Center, Lincoln Center, Tate Modern, HKW, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, Toronto Biennial 2019 and Whitney Biennial 2019, among other institutions.

Details

Country: USA

Year: 2020

Directors: Adam Piron, Adam Khalil

Producers: Alexandra Lazarowich, Everett Osceola

Executive Producer: Dylan Redford

Director of Photography: Shaandiin Tome

Editors: Adam Piron, Anthony Banua-Simon

Music: Raven Chacon, Jakob Maqe

Running Time (minutes): 14

Language: English

Accessibility: Closed Captions Available

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