Contributed photo ‘We Will Stand Up’ is a documentary about a young Cree man who was shot to death on a rural property, and his family’s quest for justice. It’s showing at Carnival Cinemas.

Two documentaries to be screened in Red Deer starting Friday

Local documentary Dream and NFB’s We Stand Up to be shown

Two thought-provoking documentaries are being screened in Red Deer this weekend — the locally produced Dream, as well as an examination of the shooting death of Colten Boushie.

Directors Matthew and Daniel Kooman are proud to unveil their film examining people who are trying to fulfill their aspirations to a hometown crowd.

Matthew Kooman, says “Audiences in central Alberta have been so supportive of us in our filmmaking journey and we’re excited (they) will be the first to see this film.”

Dream, which asks the question: if anything were possible, what dream would you build your life on?, premieres Friday. There are two showings: at 6:15 and 8 p.m. at the Welikoklad Event Centre.

A short panel discussion with the directors will follow each screening. And an after-party will be held for VIP pass holders at Red Hart Brewing.

Tickets are available online at unveilstudios.com or at the door.

The National Film Board of Canada is holding Red Deer screenings of the co-production nîpawistamâsowin, which translates as We Will Stand Up.

The documentary is about Colten Boushie, a young Cree man who died from a gunshot to the back of his head after entering a rural property with friends. It will be shown Friday through Thursday at Carnival Cinemas.

This award-winning, headline-making documentary follows Boushie’s family on their quest for justice. It raises questions about racism within Canada’s legal system.

It’s directed by Tasha Hubbard, who examines the history of colonialism on the Prairies and envisions a better future for Indigenous children.

The film currently holds No. 2 in the Canadian box office numbers.

Check Carnival Cinemas listing for show times and admission fees.

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