Six Nations Tourism Presents Movie Monday: Indian Horse
Date: NEW DATE – July 30. Doors open at 6:30PM
Six Nations Tourism is honoured to present a screening of “Indian Horse”, as part of their Movie Monday series. An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this moving and important drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s Residential School system, and the indomitable spirit of Indigenous people. Admission is only $5, and refreshments and popcorn will be provided.
In late 1950’s Ontario, 8 year old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of Canada’s 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 Canadian pastime – hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself to play, developing a unique and rare skill. His talent leads him away from the misery of the school, eventually to the Pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past are always present, and threaten to derail his promising career and future.
Please note, this movie is rated 14A and features mature content that can be disturbing for some viewers. Support services will be on-site during the showing to assist viewers who may be triggered.
Showing will be at the Gathering Place by the Grand, with doors opening at 6:30PM. Arrive early to get the best seat!