nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
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    nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

    nîpawistamâsowin : nous nous lèverons

    Directed by

    Canada

    2019

    98 min

    • English
    • Cree

    Documentary

    The killing of Colten Boushie is one of the darkest episodes in recent Canadian history. On August 9, 2016, the young Cree man from the Red Pheasant Nation died at Gerald Stanley’s farm from a gunshot to the head. After a highly publicized trial, Stanley was acquitted of murder, raising serious questions about racism in the Canadian justice system and the perpetuation of violence against First Nations. Indigenous filmmaker Tasha Hubbard goes beyond the headlines for a deep dive into the courageous struggle of the Boushie family, from the Prairies to the United Nations. Her detailed examination of a system built on centuries of colonial domination joins a heart-breaking portrait and an urgent call to action.

    Awards

    • Magnus-Isacsson Award, Students’ Award, Women Inmates’ Award - Montreal International Documentary Festival

    Festivals

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    Credits

    Screenplay
    Tasha Hubbard
    Cinematography
    George Hupka
    Editing
    Hans Olson
    Music
    Jason Burnstick
    Production
    NFB - THE NATIONAL FILM BOARD OF CANADA
    Tasha Hubbard

    Tasha Hubbard

    Canada

    Tasha Hubbard teaches indigenous literatures, as well as classes in first-year English as part of the Aboriginal Student Achievement Program. Her current film and academic work focuses on Indigenous creative representation of the Buffalo and on recovering historic Indigenous stories. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker; her solo writing/directing project TWO WORLDS COLLIDING (2004) won a Canada Award at the Geminis and a Golden Sheaf Award. Her film BIRTH OF A FAMILY (2016) screened at Hot Docs.

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