Meet award-winning filmmaker TASHA HUBBARD at ArtSpring
|Organizer||Salt Spring Film Festival|
|Date||Wednesday, November 13|
|Start Time||7:00 pm (box office open at 6:00 pm)|
|Event Length||2.5 hours|
|Location||ArtSpring, 100 Jackson Avenue|
Meet visiting filmmaker TASHA HUBBARD at ArtSpring as she presents NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13.
An award-winning filmmaker and an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta's Faculty of Native Studies, Dr. Hubbard was recently honoured with the Discovery Award by the Directors Guild of Canada, which highlights the top new directors to watch during this year’s festival season.
Dr. Hubbard is from Peepeekisis First Nation in Saskatchewan's Treaty Four Territory. Her previous films include the Gemini Award-winning TWO WORLDS COLLIDING (2004) and the highly-acclaimed BIRTH OF A FAMILY (2017).
NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP recently won both the Sun Jury Prize and the Audience Choice Award for Best Feature at Toronto’s imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival, the world's largest presenter of Indigenous screen content.
This powerful documentary has previously won the Audience Choice Award at the Gimli Film Festival, and was named Best Canadian Documentary at both Vancouver's DOXA Documentary Film Festival and Toronto's Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, where it made history as the festival's first Indigenous-helmed Opening Night Film.
In the late afternoon of August 9, 2016, a young Cree man named Colten Boushie was shot and killed after his friends drove an SUV with a flat tire onto Gerald Stanley’s Saskatchewan farm, with Boushie asleep in the back seat.
Charged with second-degree murder, Stanley was acquitted of all charges by an all-white jury, after his defence team successfully rejected all Indigenous jurors and essentially put the victim on trial. The verdict provoked national outrage, capturing international attention and raising questions about anti-Indigenous racism within both the judicial system and the nation at large. Mayor of Saskatoon Charlie Clark said the trial and its aftermath represented "a defining moment for this community and this country.”
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, the United Nations. Hubbard deftly illustrates how the long history of violence against Indigenous people continues to define life in 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 society for future generations.
Please help us welcome Tasha Hubbard to Salt Spring for NÎPAWISTAMÂSOWIN: WE WILL STAND UP at ArtSpring at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 13. Tickets are $15 and available at the ArtSpring Box Office:
This event is co-presented by the Stqeeye’ Learning Society (Xwaaqw’um Village), who will be in attendance along with invited Indigenous Elders. Thanks as always to our Presenting Sponsor, Country Grocer.
For more info, visit the Film Festival website: www.saltspringfilmfestival.com