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When They Awake Film Screening

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Edmonton

NorQuest College Singhmar Centre for Learning - Atrium

10215 108 Street

Edmonton, AB T5J 1L6

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Brought to you by NorQuest College and kihew waciston Centre at MacEwan University


WHEN THEY AWAKE is a vibrant celebration of a remarkable generation of Indigenous musicians in North America, at a watershed moment of social, cultural, and political resurgence.

Picking up the story where 'Rumble' left it, and featuring everyone from Inuk artist Tanya Tagaq to EDM outfit A Tribe Called Red, from legendary songstress Buffy Sainte-Marie to northern Folk star Leela Gilday, and from Iskwe to Nunavut’s The Jerry Cans, When They Awake is an empowering sonic engine about a music renaissance happening before our eyes.

We are inspired by the prescient words of Métis leader Louis Riel, who bestowed this film with its title: 'My people will sleep for 100 years, but when they awake, it will be the artists that give them their spirit back.' Over a century after he uttered these, we witness the awakening -- and it's nothing short of a revolution.

Covering every genre, from Hip Hop to Rock to Electro Pop to EDM to Country and beyond, this empowered, outspoken, woke generation of musicians is fiercely channeling the darkness of the colonial past, and the resilience of their ancestors, into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future. This powerful kaleidoscope of voices is a remarkable snapshot of a burgeoning music scene.

You won't see the revolution -- but you'll hear it loud and clear!

Official site and trailer: www.WhenTheyAwake.com

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