An Edmonton filmmaker says that the city she’s from is heading down a dark path after shooting a documentary. The film made by Tassha Hubbard regards the death of Colten Boushie, an indigenous man that was shot by a white farmer and made national news. “It was like a punch in the gut,” Hubbard said of Boushie’s death at the hands of Gerald Stanley.
“I think we’ve been, you know, moving in a dangerous direction in the prairies and in this country,” Hubbard said. “I worked with some of the families of the deceased men, I interviewed the man who was the main witness, and I interviewed police who worked at the force and had things to say about the case.”
Hubbard adds that she hopes her film brings more of these issues to light. “I think that, you know, as I have grown to understand the history of this country better, these deep injustices don’t get talked about,” she said. The feedback that she’s gotten has made her optimistic, though. “I think that (people knowing the history is) changing, and it’s great,” she said. “And I hope that it continues to change. But how can people understand where we’re at if they don’t know those stories, they don’t know those histories.”