Dr Tasha Hubbard on her Documentary, Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Dr. Tasha Hubbard, writer, filmmaker and associate professor at the University of Alberta joined Holly Mitchell on Friday Drive to discuss her documentary, Nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up.
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 Tasha’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: We Will Stand Up is a part of the WINDA Film Festival happening this week in Sydney. Established in 2016, Winda Film Festival celebrates emerging and established Indigenous filmmakers from across Australia and around the world. For more information and tickets, click here.