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When They Awake


When They Awake

Date: Wed, Jan 31, 2018 06:30PM
Price: Free

Our Music on Film series features a new screening each Wednesday evening — free for all to enjoy. Coinciding with our Listening to Art, Seeing Music experience, the series demonstrates the power of music and the arts to unite people across cultural, geographic, and political borders.

When They Awake

P.J. Marcellino, Hermon Farahi, 2017, 90 min., 14A

From Canada’s Idle No More movement to the Standing Rock protests in North Dakota, Indigenous musicians across North America are making their voices heard and people are starting to listen. Featuring modern trailblazers including A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq, and Leela Gilday, When They Awake is a magnum opus, documenting contemporary Indigenous musicians as they transform historical trauma into compelling art.

This screening may contain mature subject matter. Viewer discretion is advised.

Photo courtesy When They Awake, 2017. All rights reserved.


This event is part of our Music on Film series of events. View more events in the series:

Lute Electric

Wednesday, February 7, 6:30 pm

A Story of Sahel Sounds

Wednesday, February 14, 6:30 pm

The Piano in the Room

Wednesday, February 21, 6:30 pm

The Little Princes of Rajasthan

Wednesday, March 7, 6:30 pm

Village Rockstars

Wednesday, March 14, 6:30 pm

From Beneath the Earth and Beyrouth Street: Hip Hop au Liban

Wednesday, March 21, 6:30 pm

Yallah! Underground

Wednesday, March 28, 6:30 pm

The Band’s Visit

Wednesday, April 4, 6:30 pm


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