Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
|nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up|
|Directed by||Tasha Hubbard|
|Produced by||Tasha Hubbard|
|Narrated by||Tasha Hubbard|
|Edited by||Hans Olson|
Donwstream Documentary Productions
National Film Board of Canada
|Distributed by||National Film Board of Canada|
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Tasha Hubbard and released in 2019. The film centres on the 2016 death of Colten Boushie, and depicts his family's struggle to attain justice after the controversial acquittal of Boushie's killer. Narrated by Hubbard, the film also includes a number of animated segments which contextualize the broader history of indigenous peoples of Canada.
The film premiered in April 2019 as the opening film of the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, the first time the festival had ever selected an indigenous-themed film as its opening gala. It subsequently had its commercial premiere at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 23, 2019, before screening on a Canadian tour that included a week at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The film won the award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs, the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the 2019 DOXA Documentary Film Festival, and the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2019 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.
- "‘Canadians should see this film’: Colten Boushie doc sets out on national tour". Global News, May 22, 2019.
- "Nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up reveals stirring activism in wake of headline-making death". Toronto Star, May 30, 2019.
- "Colten Boushie documentary makes history as Hot Docs opener". CBC News, April 25, 2019.
- "Hot Docs review: Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up". Now, April 18, 2019.
- "Documentary on Colten Boushie story to open Toronto's Hot Docs festival". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, March 19, 2019.
- "A matter of race; Award-winning Boushie documentary begins national tour in Saskatoon". Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, May 16, 2019.
- "‘We Will Stand Up,’ ‘Hope Frozen’ Take Top Prizes at Hot Docs". Variety, May 4, 2019.
- Pat Mullen, "‘nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up’ Wins Audience Choice Award at imagineNATIVE". POV Magazine, October 29, 2019.
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