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Free screenings of award-winning documentary 'When They Awake'

Posted at 3:46 PM, Nov 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-17 18:46:32-05

Free screenings of the award-winning documentary "When They Awake" are happening Nov. 17, 27 and 28.

The film documents established and emerging indigenous musicians during a moment of cultural and political awakening as they transform historical trauma into compelling art. Featuring more than 20 contemporary artists working in every genre from hip hop, rock and EDM, including trailblazers A Tribe Called Red, Tanya Tagaq and Iswké, the film finds exceptional relevance now, following the historic #NoDAPL movement at Standing Rock.

“When They Awake” recently held its soft premiere at the renowned Montreal World Film Festival, winning third prize in the Documentaries of the World category, followed by its official world premiere at the Calgary International Film Festival, where it was selected as the opening gala film amongst a field of approximately 2,700 submissions. The film has also won first place for Best Documentary Feature at the Desert Rocks Film and Music Festival and is also being showcased at the 2017 WOMEX World Music Expo, one of the world’s most important music industry events. It has been selected as the opening night film at the Hamilton Film Festival and has been nominated for an award at the Red Nation Film Fest in L.A., North America’s premier indigenous film festival. 


Nov. 17 at 6 p.m. at College of Southern Nevada Henderson Campus. 700 College Drive, Henderson 
Nov. 27 at 6 p.m. at Nevada State College - NSE Auditorium. 1300 Nevada State Drive, Henderson 
Nov. 28 at 6 p.m. at UNLV CBC-A108. 4505 S Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas

There will also be a Q&A with co-director Hermon Farahi at each of the screenings. The screenings are free and open to the public.