nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up Thursday, November 19, 2020 | 7 PM EST Available on demand until 7 PM EST, November 24, 2020 Viewing of this film is restricted to North America. (Canada, 2019, 98 min.) Director: Tasha Hubbard (Cree)
FOR MATURE AUDIENCES: CONTAINS SOME SCENES OF VIOLENCE
In August 2016, a farmer in rural Saskatchewan shot Colten Boushie, a 22-year-old Cree man. The acquittal of his killer captured international attention, raising questions about racism embedded in Canada’s legal system. Colten’s family was propelled onto national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. The film weaves a profound narrative encompassing the filmmaker’s own adoption, the stark history of colonialism, and a vision of a future where Indigenous children can live safely on their homelands.\n
Conversation to follow with Tasha Hubbard and Jade Tootoosis (Red Pheasant Cree Nation), moderated by Jason Ryle (Saulteaux).
Native Cinema Showcase is made possible by the support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Generous support provided in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the New York City Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment, and The Walt Disney Company.