When They Awake

When they Awake, Foto by Longyearbyen Media and Circle Group
When they Awake 1, Foto by Longyearbyen Media and Circle Group


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Directed by P.J. Marcellino & Hermon Farahi
Duration 91' - English

Production Country and Year Canada/USA, 2017 - Produced by Longyearbyen Media, Cause Affects Films.

Following in the footsteps of trailblazers like Buffy Sainte-Marie and Robbie Robertson, Indigenous musicians across North America are carving paths into mainstream consciousness, reclaiming their rightful place in contemporary culture. Working in every genre, this empowered, outspoken generation is channeling the colonial darkness and the resilience of their ancestors into a stirring vision of the future. A kaleidoscope of powerful Indigenous voices.