Film Night: The Decolonizing Lens
Begins: Thursday February 6, 2020
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Winnipeg Art Gallery
6 pm • Reception
7 pm • Screening | 1h 38min
Panel Discussion to follow
Presented by The Decolonizing Lens, join us for a screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, followed by a discussion with the director Tasha Hubbard and others, organized in partnership with the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and the University of Manitoba.
About the film:
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.The Grandfather Drum: Revered for its healing powers by the Anishinabek of the upper Berens River, Naamowin’s drum can restore life. This stunning animation tells the story of how Naamowin’s drum became trapped by colonial forces, disrupting the delicate balance between the sky-world and the underworld.
Watch the trailer, here: