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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

ADDITIONAL SCREENINGS ADDED:
Sat & Sun, Aug 3 & 4 / 1 pm
Sat, Aug 17 / 1 pm
Mon, Aug 19 / 7 pm *
Mon, Aug 26 / 7 pm
Directed by Tasha Hubbard
2019, Canada, 98 min

Monday, August 19th screening introduced by Producer Jon Montes.

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 onto the national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, this film 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.

*Best Canadian Feature – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2019)

*Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary – DOXA Documentary Film Festival (2019)

*Best Documentary & Best Director – Weengushk International Film Festival (2019) 

Reviews

Important...urgent...remarkable.Every Canadian should see it.
- Jesse Wente
This powerful opening night film at Hot Docs provides an intimate look at Colten Boushie and his family's fight for justice.
- Radheyan Simonpillai, NOW
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