Voces, Independent Lens
From Pelican Bay State Prison, Sansón’s life is defined by borders—between Mexico and the U.S., fact and fiction, personal choice and systemic force.
This is National Wake traces the rise and fall of a multiracial South African punk band, dubbed “the band that defied apartheid,” whose members risked everything to taste freedom.
Mirissa Neff is an African-American first-time filmmaker with a rich background in photography and public broadcast journalism. Her work centers around themes of race, music, and the power of images to help people imagine new collective futures. This Is National Wake (2022) is her debut documentary.