Toronto Public Library – Forest Hill branch
700 Eglinton Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario, M5N 1B9
As part of THE NFB IN LIBRARIES annual programming, the Forest Hill branch of the Toronto Public Library is offering free screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up (Tasha Hubbard, 2019), in honour of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation :
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.
Please visit organiser’s website for more info : https://www.torontopubliclibrary.ca/foresthill/