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 onto the national and international stages in their pursuit of justice. Sensitively directed by Tasha Hubbard, this film 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.
*Best Canadian Feature – Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival (2019)
*Colin Low Award for Canadian Documentary – DOXA Documentary Film Festival (2019)