Indian Horse

Director: Stephen Campanelli Year: 2017 Run Time: 100min

Adapted from the much-celebrated novel by the late Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese, Indian Horse is a powerful drama that delves deep into the shameful history of Canada’s Residential Schools. The young protagonist of Wagamese’s saga – brought to the screen by a team that includes director Stephen Campanelli, screenwriter Dennis Foon and executive producer Clint Eastwood — Saul comes to know the worst of the system’s abuses after a series of family tragedies leave him in the care of authorities in Manitoba of the late 1950s. When one of the priests – played by Michiel Huisman of Game of Thrones – recognizes Saul’s hockey talents, a potential pathway opens up before the youngster but like so many survivors of the schools, he remains haunted by the traumas of the past.


Director(s):

Stephen Campanelli

Writer(s):

Dennis Foon

Cast:

Sladen Peltier (Ojibway), Forrest Goodluck (Diné/Mandan/Hidatsa/Tsimshian), Ajuawak Kapashesit (Ojibway/Cree), Michael Huisman

Genre(s):

Drama

Language(s):

English, Dubbed in English

Ratings by Province:

PG Alberta
14A British Columbia
14A Manitoba
14A New Brunswick
NR Newfoundland and Labrador
14A Nova Scotia
PG Northwest Territories
PG Nunavut
14A Ontario
14A Prince Edward Island
14A Québec
14A Saskatchewan
NR Yukon