nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

| 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.

This film contains scenes of violence. Viewer discretion is advised.

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  • writer
    Tasha Hubbard
  • director
    Tasha Hubbard
  • producer
    Tasha Hubbard
    George Hupka
    Jon Montes
    Bonnie Thompson
  • executive producer
    Kathy Avrich-Johnson
    David Christensen
    Janice Dawe
  • director of photography
    George Hupka
  • editor
    Hans Olson
  • composer
    Jason Burnstick
  • camera operator
    Damien Kent
  • drone operator
    Shannon Scott
  • additional cinematography
    Tasha Hubbard
    Darryl Kesslar
    Ryan Lalonde
    Jon Montes
    Andrea Cessna
  • sound recordist
    Tracy Westgard
    Tim Bender
  • additional sound
    Lanny Westgard
    Frédéric Edwards
    Lisa Kolisnyk
    Spencer Plassman
    Kyle Burgess
  • animation
    Justin Stephenson
  • illustrations
    Elizabeth Lapensée
  • digital animation
    Even Stevens Inc.
  • compositing
    Even Stevens Inc.
  • compositor
    David Desjardins
    Justin Stephenson
  • storyboard
    Gregory McEvoy
  • cel animation
    Solis Animation
  • cel animator
    Lou Solis
    Les Solis
    Leah Solis
    Brian Evinou
    Chris Hudson
    Corey Stokes
  • business affairs
    Bizable Medias Inc.
    Nava Rastegar
    Philippa Nicholl
  • associate producer
    Trudy Stewart
  • legal
    Danny Henry
  • insurance
    Hub International
  • transcription
    Pat Garry
  • Cree language consultant
    Keith Goulet
    Dorothy Thunder
  • French translation
    Henri Biahé
  • apprentice editor
    Lese Skidmore
    Darian Desjarlais
  • Hot Docs Doc Accelerator fellow
    Andrea Cessna
  • production assistant
    Tim Bender
    Tia Angus
    Erica Lee
    Logan Vanghel
    Valerie Zink
  • research
    Tasha Hubbard
    Kellie Wuttunee
  • clearances
    Kathy Fisher
  • visual research
    Kathy Fisher
    Jon Montes
    Alex Williams
  • historical consultant
    Doug Cuthand
  • marketing manager
    Kelly Fox
  • publicist
    Cynthia Amsden
    Katja De Bock
    Jennifer Mair
  • audio post production
    Cosmic Pad Studios
  • audio post coordinator
    Ross Nykiforuk
  • sound editor
    Evan Rust
  • re-recording mixer
    Evan Rust
  • foley
    Ross Nykiforuk
  • FX
    Ross Nykiforuk
  • narration recordist
    Johnny Blerot
  • described video
    Lisa Unrau
  • online video post production
    Java Post Productions
  • Java Post coordinator
    Joan Speirs
  • online editor
    Trevor Bennett
  • colourist
    Jack Tunnicliffe
  • studio operations manager
    Darin Clausen
  • studio administrator
    Bree Beach
    Devon Supeene
  • production coordinator
    Faye Yoneda
  • production supervisor
    Esther Viragh
  • technical coordinator
    Luc Binette
  • head, business affairs
    Mary Graziano
  • legal counsel
    Christian Pitchen
  • executive director
    Michelle van Beusekom
  • general manager, programming
    Sally Catto
  • executive director, unscripted content
    Jennifer Dettman
  • senior director, documentary
    Sandra Kleinfeld
  • senior director of production, unscripted content
    Alexandra Lane
  • executive in charge of production
    Charlotte Engel

  • Anne

    Thank you for doing such great work! Society needs to be educated as soon as possible and tragedies like this have to stop now. Family have so much courage and strengh, i really wish them to be heard, it's crucial for everyone and the future!

    Anne, 1 Jun 2021
  • Stephen F.

    I knew before watching this film that it would be heartbreaking and painful to watch. There is so much that needs to change in society so that all can live in freedom and with security. We have to work together to make this a better world for all people. We have to want to get to know people who come from a different background than ourselves. It appears that fear of others is quite often at the root of great injustice perpetrated against others who are different in some way. Excellent film!

    Stephen F., 18 Apr 2021

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