NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP

NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP

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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 transformative vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.

“A POWERFUL WORK OF ACTIVIST CINEMA”

- Peter Howell, Toronto Star

“BY WEAVING IN A PERSONAL STORY, HUBBARD ELEVATES THIS DOCUMENTARY FROM A SUMMARY OF THE CASE TO A POIGNANT EXPLORATION OF HOW TO MAINTAIN INDIGENOUS IDENTITY IN A SETTLER SOCIETY.”

- Brett Pardy, Seventh Row

“THIS HEARTBREAKING TALE HITS A NERVE THAT WON’T BE UNSTRUCK ANYTIME SOON.”

- Ken Eisner, Georgia Straight

Directed by Tasha Hubbard

Country: Canada
Runtime: 98 minutes
Genre: Documentary
Language: English, Cree (with English subtitles)

Rated: PG: coarse language; theme of discrimination

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