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Join the Treaty Lands, Global Stories group from the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture as they explore Indigenous issues through film and discussion.
WHEN THEY AWAKE
With over 200 festival and community screenings in the last year, and a dozen awards and nominations, WHEN THEY AWAKE documents a remarkable generation of established and emerging Indigenous musicians in a moment of cultural and political resurgence. In this era of native resurgence, from Idle No More to Standing Rock, Indigenous musicians across Canada and the world are making their voices heard…and people are starting to listen. Working in every genre from Hip Hop to Rock to EDM and beyond, a new generation is challenging the status quo and channeling the pain of the past into a stirring, hopeful vision of the future. It is this generation and their astonishing music that WHEN THEY AWAKE bears witness. Featuring 20+ artists, including modern trailblazers A TRIBE CALLED RED, TANYA TAGAQ, LEELA GILDAY, LOGAN STAATS and ISKWé, WHEN THEY AWAKE is a magnum opus documenting contemporary Indigenous musicians, the resilience of their communities, and the making of formidable art.
P.J. Marcellino is a Toronto-based producer/director with Longyearbyen Media and Anatomy of Restlessness Films. Previously a journalist, author, and editor, and later a political advisor with international agencies, he reinvented himself as a filmmaker six years ago, and has since then brought to the screen a sense of urgency and theunder-represented voices and hard-hitting socio-political issues he has long championed — migration, social justice, memory, inclusion, human security, and peace-building. P.J. is an alumnus of the Documentary Film Institute at Seneca College in Toronto, a member of DOC Canada and the Directors Guild of Canada, and a programmer and jury member in various film and media festivals.