Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Screening)

October 16, 2019 - 6:00 pm

The Kingston Canadian Film Festival is proud to present a special screening of “nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up”, directed by Tasha Hubbard and winner of best Canadian feature at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.

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.

nîpawistamâsowin (Cree)
NEE-pa-wista-MAA-sowin – we (small group) will stand up for others (large group).

Screening Info:
Wednesday October 16, 2019
The Screening Room, 120 Princess Street, Kingston
6pm start time

Tickets are available in advance here:
We will also hold a portion of the tickets “at the door”, starting one hour before showtime. These will be first-come first-served.

Special thanks to our sponsor Inclusive Voices