“Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World” won three Canadian Screen Awards, which were presented by the Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television at Sunday night’s gala at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto.
The music documentary took top honours for Feature Length Documentary, Best Cinematography in a Documentary and Best Editing in a Documentary.
The Canadian documentary film, by Catherine Bainbridge and Alfonso Maiorana, premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and profiles the impact of Indigenous musicians in Canada and the US on the development of rock music. Artists profiled include Charley Patton, Mildred Bailey, Link Wray, Jesse Ed Davis, Stevie Salas, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Robbie Robertson, Randy Castillo, and Jimi Hendrix. The title of the film is a reference to the pioneering instrumental “Rumble”, released in 1958 by the American group Link Wray & His Ray Men.