nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

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Film Info
Runtime:98 min
Country Listing:Canada
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tasha Hubbard


Revisit this urgent opening night selection of Hot Docs 2019 from acclaimed First Nations/Cree filmmaker Tasha Hubbard, an associate professor at the Universities of Alberta and Saskatchewan. The most difficult stories to tell are the ones we most need to hear. Colten Boushie, a young Cree man from Saskatchewan, died from a gunshot to the back of the head on Gerald Stanley's farm in 2016. The jury’s subsequent acquittal of Stanley unleashed a public outcry advocating for reforms in the Canadian legal system. With great sensitivity, Hubbard follows the Boushie family in their pursuit of justice from national to international stages, bearing witness to the stark history of colonialism endured by First National Peoples. This profound film demands not only our attention, but our action.

This program is supported by Calgary Economic Development Film Commission, Edmonton Screen Industries Office, and the Government of Alberta, in partnership with DOC Alberta.


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Spotlight on Alberta: Over the past decade, Alberta has become one of Canada’s cultural epicenters. Take a trip out West and discover a some of the most exciting filmmakers and insightful docs to come out of the province.

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