Indian Horse, Indigenous Film Series

Indian Horse, Indigenous Film Series

Monday, November 4, 2019 - 7:00pm to 10:00pm

Projection of the indigenous movie Indian Horse, adapted from the novel written by Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese, followed by a discussion

About this Event

This Fall, the Ottawa Public Library is proud to be part of the reconciliation movement in Canada and to create a bigger voice to Indigenous people. Indeed, a new Indigenous Film series is coming to OPL in partnership with the Canadian Commission for UNESCO and the Ottawa Art gallery! The three events are starting at 7 pm at the Alma Duncan Hall of the Ottawa Art Gallery and will all be followed by a discussion leaded by Indigenous spokespeople and panelists.

About the movie

The story of the movie feature Saul Indian Horse , an Ojibway boy who is taken fromn his family and forced to attend a Catholic Residential School. He will discover there his abilities and love for the sport of hockey that will lead him to a professional career. Unfortunately, his childhood experiences will continue to haunt his adult life as a professional hockey player.

Followed by a discussion in English