R04(b) - Film screening “nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up” – OPEN EVENT
Date: Jun 2 | Time: 12:00pm to 02:00pm | Location: Arts & Humanities Building - AHB 1R40
Sponsor / Commanditaire : Women, Gender, and Politics section
Presenter: Jade Nicole Brown-Tootoosis (University of Alberta)
Jade Nicole Brown-Tootoosis, Colten Boushie's cousin, will be opening the event.
Tasha Hubbard (Writer and Director) 2019 | 1 h 38 min
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.