nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up


Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema Thu, Apr 25, 2019 9:45 PM
Opening Night Tickets: $24
TIFF Lightbox 2 Sat, Apr 27, 2019 1:00 PM
Isabel Bader Theatre Sat, May 4, 2019 10:00 AM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2019
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Canadian Spectrum
Film Subjects:Canada
Crime & Justice
Families & Family Relationships
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Tasha Hubbard
Producer(s):Bonnie Thompson
Tasha Hubbard
George Hupka
Jon Montes
Executive Producer(s):David Christensen
Kathy Avrich-Johnson
Janice Dawe
Editor(s):Hans Olson
Writer(s):Tasha Hubbard
Cinematography:George Hupka
Composer:Jason Burnstick
Sound:Evan Rust


Winner—Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award

The most difficult stories to tell are the ones we most need to hear. Colten Boushie, a young Cree man from Saskatchewan, was killed by a bullet to the head on Gerald Stanley's farm in 2016. Eighteen months later, after the RCMP investigation and trial, Stanley was found not guilty of second-degree murder. The jury's verdict drew national attention and a public outcry advocating for reforms to the Canadian legal system. With strength and authenticity, filmmaker Tasha Hubbard bears witness to a tragic story that traces back through centuries of injustice and colonial violence endured by First Nations peoples. Reflecting on her own family connections to Indigenous and settler histories, Hubbard faithfully follows the Boushie family's pursuit of justice all the way to the United Nations. Drawing together the present and past, Hubbard crafts an urgent and powerful film that demands not only our attention, but our action. Alexander Rogalski

Opening night screening supported by Inspirit Foundation.

Canadian Spectrum program sponsored by TVO.

Additional Information

  • NOW - 4 Stars
  • The Gate - 3.5 Stars
  • NOW - 10 Must-See Hot Docs 2019 Films
  • POV - Justice for Colten: Tasha Hubbard's‘nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up’
  • Toronto Star - 10 movies you must see at Hot Docs 2019
  • BlogTO - 10 Movies getting the biggest advance buzz at Hot Docs 2019
  • NOW - Hot Docs 2019 opens with a hard conversation on colonial violence
  • The Star - Documentary reveals more of the Colten Boushie story