By Mabell, Dave on November 2, 2019.
An award-winning film about a Western Canadian tragedy will be screened Monday in Lethbridge.
A National Film Board of Canada co-production, “n”pawistam‰sowin: We Will Stand Up” will be shown with an event from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Lethbridge Public Library main branch.
Directed by Edmonton-based Tasha Hubbard, the documentary follows the family of the late Colten Boushie. A young man from a First Nation in Saskatchewan, he was fatally shot by a farmer in 2016. The film, following the family’s quest for justice in Canada’s legal system, is being presented by the Lethbridge Action Circle A97 of Amnesty International at no charge.
This fall, the documentary received several awards in Toronto – the Sun Jury Award and Audience Choice Award – Feature Film at the “imagineNATIVE 2019” presentations, as well as the Director’s Guild of Canada’s Discovery Award.
Earlier this year, it won the Best Canadian Feature Documentary Award at “Hot Docs 2019” in Toronto as well as the Colin Low Award for Best Canadian Documentary at “DOXA 2019” in Vancouver.
“n”pawistam‰sowin: We Will Stand Up” is touring Canada and internationally, to great success.