Tasha Hubbard's documentary receives Vancouver Film Critics Circle award

Tasha Hubbard's "nipawistamasowin: We Will Stand Up" noted as best documentary, one of 10 best Canadian films of 2019

16 January 2020

University of Alberta Professor Tasha Hubbard's 2019 film, nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up, has been named the best Canadian documentary of 2019 by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle (VFCC). The award, noted in POV Magazine as "one of many in its impressive run since debuting at Hot Docs last April," was presented at the VFCC gala event on January 6th. Globe and Mail film critic Barry Hertz identified the film as one of the ten best Canadian films of 2019. Hertz writes:
What starts off as a detailed look into the 2016 Saskatchewan farmland killing of Colten Boushie - and the outcry that resulted after Gerald Stanley was acquitted of second-degree murder in the 22-year-old Cree man's death - turns into an intimate portrait of generations-long grief. As a work depicting both a specific moment in time and a wide-ranging history of trauma suffered by Canada's Indigenous people, We Will Stand Up is necessary, essential, riveting viewing.
The Globe notes that the film will have its television premiere on February 23 at 9 pm on CBC. Professor Hubbard is cross-appointed between the Faculty of Native Studies and the Department of English and Film Studies in the Faculty of Arts.