Nipawistamasowin- We Will Stand Up 12 Mar 2021
Nipawistamasowin- We Will Stand Up 12 Mar 2021
Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (2019)

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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Tasha Hubbard | Canada | 2019 | Unclassified (15+)
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Cree man Colten Boushie was shot on a rural Saskatchewan farm – his killer, a white farmer, was acquitted. Tasha Hubbard's documentary tells the story of Boushie's family's pursuit of justice.

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.

Format: DCP
Language: English
Duration: 98 min


15–28 Mar 2021

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98 mins


Unclassified (15+)

Restricted to persons 15 and over unless accompanied by an adult

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Spirit of the Bluebird animated short film

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