Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Sunday, November 15th at 11:00am via Eventive

98 mins | 2019 | Canada
Dir: Tasha Hubbard
Language: English

Nîpawistamâsowin: 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.

Screening With:

The Hurt That Binds Us

Canadian Shorts Showcase

This short documentary provides an intimate look into an Indigenous family’s journey to come to terms with their intergenerational trauma due to the Indian residential schools. Seen through the eyes of three generations and bound together by the same hurts.

17 mins
Canada, 2019
Dir. Victoria Anderson-Gardner
Language: English