nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Director: Tasha Hubbard Year: 2019 Run Time: 98min
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Year (2019)

On August 9, 2016, a 22-year-old Cree man named Colten Boushie was killed by a gunshot to the back of his head after entering a rural farm property in Saskatchewan with his friends. When an all-white jury acquitted the white farmer of all charges, the case received international attention and sent Colten’s family and community on a quest to fix the Canadian justice system. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, this profoundly affecting documentary weaves a narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own family story, the history of colonialism on the Prairies, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands. Nîpawistamâsowin was the opening night film at Hot Docs 2019, where it won the prize for Best Canadian Documentary.


Director(s):

Tasha Hubbard

Writer(s):

Tasha Hubbard

Genre(s):

Documentary

Language(s):

English, Other

Subtitles:

English