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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up – 4pm

October 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:38 pm


nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Written and Directed by: Tasha Hubbard
Documentary | Not Rated (PG) | 98 min. | English/Cree with English subtitles | Canada

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“By weaving in a personal story, Hubbard elevates this documentary from a summary of the case to a poignant exploration of how to maintain Indigenous identity in a settler society.” – Brett Pardy, Seventh Row


“This is an extremely powerful and important film that has taken on a life of its own.” – Annie Brodie, What She Said


“Using Boushie’s murder as a jumping off point, Hubbard’s film opens a greater conversation about how the roots of racism are dug deep into the soil of Canadian history.” – Courtney Small, That Shelf


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.


3 Wins, 1 Nomination:
Won – Best Canadian Documentary, DOXA Documentary Film Festival, 2019
Won – Best Canadian Documentary, Hot Docs Canadian International
Documentary Festival, 2019
Won – Audience Choice, Gimli Film Festival, 2019
Nominated – Checkpoints Award, Bergen International Film Festival, 2019



October 22, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:38 pm


Barrie Film Festival


Uptown Theatre
55 Dunlop St. W.
Barrie, Ontario L4N 1A3 Canada
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