nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Documentary | PG | 98 min.

Showings

Uptown Theatre 1 Tue, Oct 22 4:00 PM
Uptown Theatre 1 Sun, Oct 27 4:00 PM
Film Info
Release Year:2019
Rating:PG
Genre:Documentary
Production Country:Canada
Original Langauge:English
Cree
Subtitles:English
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Tasha Hubbard
Produced By:Tasha Hubbard
George Hupka
Jon Montes
Bonnie Thompson
Screenwriter:Tasha Hubbard
Music By:Jason Burnstick

Description

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.

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