York Screening & Panel Discussion of Award Winning Film "When They Awake"

In celebration of its 10th year, York University's Graduate Program in Development Studies (DVST) is screening  and having a panel discussion about the award winning film, When They Awake

The film by Pedro Marcelino (a former graduate of the DVST Program) & Hermon Fahari  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 North America 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 generation of native musicians are 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 and ISKWÉ, WHEN THEY AWAKE is a magnum opus documenting contemporary indigenous musicians as they transform historical trauma into compelling art.

Wed January 24th 1:00-3:45, Nat Taylor Cinema N102 Ross.
Co-sponsored by Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, Dept. of Equity Studies, Dept. of Social Science, and Founders College

When They Awake Film Screening