Documentary exploring death of Colten Boushie wins Canadian Screen Award

Director Tasha Hubbard/Facebook

The 2019 documentary "nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up" won the 2020 Ted Rogers Best Feature Length Documentary award

 

 

An award winning documentary about the shooting death of 22 year old Colten Boushie on a Saskatchewan farmyard won a Canadian Screen Award on Monday night.

Boushie, a 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation, was fatally shot by Gerald Stanley on August 9, 2016 on Stanley’s farm near Biggar.   Stanley was acquitted of second-degree murder. He later pleaded guilty to unsafe storage of an unrestricted firearm and was fined $3,000.

Even though she had never met the young man, Hubbard wanted to be the one to tell Boushie’s story and follow his family as the case moved through the justice system.

Hubbard said Boushie’s death and the ensuing months “shook me to my core"

Listen to Tasha accept the award during Monday's Virtual ceremony

Watch the trailer here

 

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