When They Awake - Opening Night Gala

Doors open at 6:00 pm for the Opening Night reception, with the film starting at 7:00 pm. The filmmakers will be in attendance, and stick around after the film for a very special Songwriter's Circle performance with Leela Gilday, Don Amero, and more special guests to be announced! This is going to be an unforgettable evening of music and film!

  • A Tribe Called Red, Derek Miller, Don Amero, Iskwe, Ivaluarjuk, JB the First Lady, Leanne Goose, Leela Gilday, Leonard Sumner, Logan Staats, Sylvia Cloutier, Tanya Tagaq, The Jerry Cans, Tuk Siglit Drummers & Dancers, Wab Kinew, Yellowknife Dene Drummers, Brian Tagalik, Digawolf, Susan Aglukark, Young Medicine
  • P.J. Marcellino, Hermon Farahi
  • 90 minutes
  • When They Awake is a vibrant celebration of a remarkable generation of established and emerging Indigenous Canadian musicians at a moment of cultural and political renaissance. With intimate access to all the key players, from Tanya Tagaq to A Tribe Called Red and everyone in between, When They Awake is a music revolution happening right before your eyes.
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About Northwestfest

At NorthwestFest International Film & Media Arts Festival, our motto is: 'Nothing but the Truth'. Held each May, in Edmonton ALBERTA, NorthwestFest is looking for the best new independent documentaries, docudramas, and films exploring 'truth' - in whatever forms that may take.