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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Tasha Hubbard
2019 | 1 h 38 min
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. See the 52-minute version here.

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Awards and distinctions

  • Multicultural (30 min and over)
    Yorkton Film Festival (ONLINE), Yorkton
    2020
  • Documentary Social/Political
    Yorkton Film Festival (ONLINE), Yorkton
    2020
  • Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary Award
    Canadian Screen Awards, Toronto
    2020
  • Champion of Justice Award
    California's American Indian & Indigenous Film Festival, San Marcos
    2020
  • Best Canadian Documentary
    Vancouver Film Critics Association Awards, Vancouver
    2020
  • Students' Award
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal
    2019
  • Women Inmates' Award
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal
    2019
  • Magnus-Isacsson Award
    Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Montréal
    2019
  • The Audience Choice Award - Feature Film
    Imagine Native Film + Media Arts Festival, Toronto
    2019
  • 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