Afterimage: EMPTY METAL
Diana Ruíz is a PhD candidate in the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley.
Rose Mori, Oba, Sam Richardson, Pawel Wojtasik,
Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s first feature as codirectors, Empty Metal takes place in a world similar to ours—one of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy. The lives of several people, each inhabiting extreme poles of American social and political consciousness, weave together as each attempts to achieve some kind of forward motion, sometimes in contradiction, and always under the eye of far more controlling powers. Filled with energy, rage, and the smallest measure of hope, Empty Metal is a new kind of political film for these extraordinary times.
The Violence of a Civilization Without Secrets
Adam Khalil, Zack Khalil, Jackson Polys, United States, 2017
Reflections on postmortem justice through the case of the “Kennewick Man.”