THR Reconciliation Through Film – Season 3, Film 1

Engage with themes of colonization and Indigenous resilience through film with our online national film screenings.

How it works: Participants have 2 weeks to view a film, read supporting materials and then come together for a scheduled video conference call to debrief.

nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up

NEE-pa-wista-MAA-sowin – we (small group) will stand up for others (large group).

This film exemplifies the work within our institutional systems that still needs to be done.

“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.” NFB

We Will Stand Up – Registration (ends April 3)
Watch the film and read the materials: March 28 – April 11
Reflection Group: Saturday, April 11, 12:30-2:00 ET