nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
— Nov. 6th, 8:35pm
About the Film
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.
1 hour 38 minutes
Director – Tasha Hubbard
This is Ms. Hubbard’s second film screened at the Zonta Film Festival. She showed her film Birth of a Family in 2017.