Location: Cargill Theatre, Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre
Details: This film screening is free to attend and open to the public. No registration required. A moderated discussion will follow.
Synopsis: On a summer day in 2016, a young Indigenous man named Colten Boushie died from a gunshot to the head after entering Gerald Stanley’s rural property with his friends. The emotionally charged trial and acquittal of Stanley caused shock and outrage across Canada, capturing international attention and raising questions about prejudice within the judicial system, and anti-Indigenous racism in the nation.
Award-winning filmmaker Tasha Hubbard follows the journey of Colten’s family as they search for justice, taking their fight to the highest echelons of power and, ultimately, to the United Nations. Hubbard deftly illustrates how the long history of violence against Indigenous people continues to define life in parts of Canada, and the impact of systems that have been the instruments of colonial domination for centuries. At once urgent and intimate, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up is a profound portrait of a family standing up for a more just and fair society for future generations.
Organizers: This event is supported by the Chester Ronning Centre for the Study of Religion and Public Life, the Augustana Indigenous Student Services, the Jeanne & Peter Lougheed Performing Arts Centre and the Augustana Campus of the University of Alberta.