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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up at Vancity Theatre

Winner of the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at Hot Docs, Tasha Hubbard’s acclaimed nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Downstream Documentary Productions/National Film Board of Canada in association with CBC DOCS and APTN) begins a national theatrical tour on May 23 in Saskatchewan. Distributed by the NFB, the film will open in Saskatoon, followed by theatrical dates in Regina, Vancouver, Toronto, Edmonton, Winnipeg and Sudbury—with more cities to be announced soon—as this powerful portrait of a family fighting for a more just and fair society comes to communities across Canada.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up will be screening at the Vancity Theatre May 31st-June 5th. Get your tickets here.

About the film 
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. From the acclaimed director of Two Worlds Colliding and Birth of a Family, this sensitively directed film weaves a profound narrative encompassing Hubbard’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.

Hailed in the Toronto Star as “one of the most consequential films ever to open Hot Docs” (Peter Howell) and “a documentary everyone in this country should see” (Tanya Talaga), nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up made history as the festival’s first-ever opening night film by an Indigenous filmmaker. The film will also have its BC premiere on May 8 and 9 at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival in Vancouver.