Film: When They Awake
WHEN THEY AWAKE!
with Special Guest Musician Logan Staats
This urgent and inspiring portrait follows a remarkable collection of indigenous Canadian musicians during a moment of cultural and political resurgence. Featuring trailblazing singer-songwriter Buffy Sainte-Marie, the film shines a spotlight on artists working in every genre from hip hop to rock and beyond, including such trailblazing artists as- A TRIBE CALLED RED, TANYA TAGAQ, LEELA GILDAY, ISKWé, and THE JERRY CANS. WHEN THEY AWAKE chronicles these rising voices in native music as they celebrate the power of cultural traditions while channeling the pain of the past into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future.
Dirs: P.J. Marcellino, Hermon Farahi
Canada, 2017, 90 min
Indigenous 150+ TOUR 2018 Film and Conversation Series