Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

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nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Directed byTasha Hubbard
Produced byTasha Hubbard
George Hupka
Jon Montes
Narrated byTasha Hubbard
CinematographyGeorge Hupka
Edited byHans Olson
Donwstream Documentary Productions
National Film Board of Canada
Distributed byNational Film Board of Canada
Release date
  • April 25, 2019 (2019-04-25) (Hot Docs)
Running time
98 minutes

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is a Canadian documentary film, directed by Tasha Hubbard and released in 2019.[1] 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.[2] Narrated by Hubbard,[3] the film also includes a number of animated segments which contextualize the broader history of indigenous peoples of Canada.[4]

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.[5] It subsequently had its commercial premiere at the Roxy Theatre in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan on May 23, 2019,[6] before screening on a Canadian tour that included a week at the TIFF Bell Lightbox.[1]

The film won the award for Best Canadian Feature Documentary at Hot Docs,[7] the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at the 2019 DOXA Documentary Film Festival,[1] and the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film at the 2019 imagineNATIVE Film and Media Arts Festival.[8]


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