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Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up

Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up

On August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering Gerald Stanley's rural property with his friends. The jury's subsequent acquittal of Stanley captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded within Canada's legal system and propelling Colten's family to national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker's own adoption, the stark history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

 

Critical Notes

"[A] powerful work of activist cinema." - Peter Howell, Toronto Star

 

Film Information

Director: Tasha Hubbard
Featuring:: Tasha Hubbard 
Year: 2019
Runtime: 98 mins 
Country: Canada
Language: English, Cree w/ EST
Distributor: NFB
Ratings: ON NR / BC NR / AB NR / SK NR / MB NR / QC NR / Maritmes NR

 

Screenings

DateCircuit CentreLocation
April 14, 2020CineFest
Columbia Valley Arts Council
Invermere, BC
June 21, 2020Revelstoke Film Circuit
Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre
Revelstoke, BC

* Represents an approximate date. Please consult local listings.