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Thursday, April 4, 2024

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Indian Horse (feature film)

Indian Horse (feature film)

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Thursday, Apr 4, 2024, 2:00pm to 4:15pm

Indian Horse

Directed by Stephen S. Campanelli.  Performances by Ajuawak Kapashesit, Forrest Goodluck, Martin Donovan, Michiel Huisman, Sladen Peltier.  Elevation Pictures, c2017. Not Rated.  101 minutes.

In the late 1950’s Ontario, eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of the notorious Catholic Residential Schools. In this oppressive environment, Saul is denied the freedom to speak his language or embrace his Indigenous heritage while he witnesses horrendous abuse at the hands of the very people entrusted with his care. Despite this, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places and favourite winter pastime -- hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself to play, developing a unique and rare skill. He seems to see the game in a way no other player can.

His talent leads him away from the misery of the school, eventually leading him to the Pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past are always present, and threaten to derail his promising career and future. Forced to confront his painful past, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to begin the process of healing.

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