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Film on Colten Boushie case wins 10000 prize at Hot Docs festival

first_imgTORONTO — A film about the killing of a young Indigenous man in Saskatchewan has won a top prize at the Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival.Tasha Hubbard’s “nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Up” has won the best Canadian feature documentary award, which comes with a $10,000 cash prize.The film, which opened the festival, is about the case of Colten Boushie.The 22-year-old member of the Red Pheasant First Nation was shot to death after the vehicle he was in drove onto a farm property near Biggar, Sask., in 2016.Last year, a jury acquitted farmer Gerald Stanley of second-degree murder after he testified his gun went off accidentally as he was trying to scare off young people on his property.The Hot Docs jury said the film “has created a lasting document that brings together past and future to illuminate oppression and resilience.”Other Hot Docs award winners announced Friday night include Matt Gallagher’s “Prey,” which won a $5,000 special jury prize for its look at a sexual abuse survivor who takes on the Catholic church in an Ontario court.The emerging Canadian filmmaker award, which comes with a $3,000 cash prize, went to Emily Gan for “Cavebirds.”Pailin Wedel’s “Hope Frozen” won the $10,000 best international feature documentary award.The $50,000 Rogers Audience Award for best Canadian documentary will be announced as the festival wraps on Sunday.The Canadian Presslast_img read more