Mann Raceway Plaza
250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, Ontario, L2R 3M2
FREE OUTDOOR FILM SCREENING
nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up
Canada, 2019. Directed by Tasha Hubbard. Documentary. 98mins. PG.
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NEE-pa-wista-MAA-sowin – we (small group) will stand up for others (large group).
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.
Presented by the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre in partnership with Indigenous Education at Niagara College
FREE OUTDOOR SCREENING
SATURDAY, 3 OCTOBER, 2020 at dusk (approx. 7pm)
Mann Raceway Plaza (Located directly behind the FirstOntario PAC at 250 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines, ON)
Free, drop-in, no tickets required.
Space will open 30 minutes prior to listed start times.
Bring your own concessions.
Although outdoors, masks required for ages 6+ until you are seated in your designated “pod.”
Accessible entrance from Carlisle St.
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