nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

1 h 38 min
Tasha Hubbard

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.

Awards and distinctions

  • The Sun Jury Award Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival - Toronto, 2019
  • Special Jury Prize for Social Justice International Film Festival - Calgary, 2019
  • Best of Fest – Audience Choice award Gimli Film Festival - Gimli, 2019
  • Best Director Weengushk International Film Festival - Little Current, 2019
  • Best Documentary Weengushk International Film Festival - Little Current, 2019
  • Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary Doxa - Documentary Film and Video Festival - Vancouver, 2019
  • Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award Hot Docs - Toronto, 2019