INDIAN HORSE (Film Toronto International Film Festival Toronto Canada 2017)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.3|5.0 Starsìììì

Indian Horse—true story about the life of Saul Indian Horse—documents the life of this First Nations professional hockey player. The story is well-written with heart sprinkled throughout. Good concept. Great work for all involved in the film’s production.

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia 

Storyline 

A First Nations boy, forcibly removed from his home to attend public school, tells his story. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Stephen Campanelli for directing effort. Thank you to Producers Clint Eastwood, Paula Devonshire, Trish Dolman, andChristine Haebler for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Saul Indian Horse  (Sladen Peltier, Forrest Goodluck, Ajuawak Kapashesit), Jack Lanahan (Martin Donovan), Naomi (Edna Manitowaba), Fred Kelly (Michae lLawenchuk), Virgil (Will Strongheart), Buddy Blackwoll (Tristen Marty Pahtaykan), Ernie Jack (Vance Banzo), Father Quinney (Michael Murphy), and Father Gaston(Michiel Huisman). 


Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Yes. Be aware that this film is a hard watch as it highlights the results of forced schooling for First Nation children into dominant culture and religion. It reminds one of the Australian movie, Rabbit Proof Fence, and once again questions the wisdom of forcibly removing children from their homes, native language, and culture. The movie works more on the adult level, but would provide excellent discussion material for the family after viewing.

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