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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

Tasha Hubbard | Documentary Feature
Canada| 2019 | 98 min

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 1:00pm
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

TIFF Bell Lightbox, Cinema 2

In her second feature documentary, award-winning director Tasha Hubbard follows Colten Boushie's family in their quest for justice. Colten, a young Cree man, was shot and killed by Gerald Stanley, a farmer, after entering his property. Stanley was tried and acquitted by an all-white jury. Hubbard tries to make sense of the verdict while reflecting on raising a young Indigenous son on the prairies where it all happened.

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Dr Tasha Hubbard is a writer, filmmaker and associate professor at the University of Alberta. She is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Treaty Four Territory. Her first solo writing/directing project, Two Worlds Colliding (NFB), about Saskatoon's infamous "starlight tours," premiered at imagineNATIVE in 2004 and won the Canada Award at the Gemini Awards in 2005.