When They Awake

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, and using music as a gateway for dialogue and reconciliation.

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.

Featuring artists from Inuk throatsinger Tanya Tagaq to Anishinaabe EDM outfit A Tribe Called Red, WHEN THEY AWAKE introduces audiences to a kaleidoscope of powerful Indigenous voices.

You won’t just see the revolution, you’ll hear it.


Director P.J. Marcellino & Hermon Farahi