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Date: Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

Time: 7:00PM - 9:00PM
Nanaimo Campus

Nanaimo Campus
Bld 356, RM 109, Top of Fourth Street


Add to CalendarWorldbridger Film Series "Indian Horse"03/14/2019 07:00 PM03/14/2019 09:00 PMMM/DD/YYYYAmerica/VancouverIndian Horse (2018) Directed by Stephen S. Campanelli. 101 min. Canada. In English. Rated 14A. Co-hosted by VIU’s Consciousness Group With guest speaker Les Malbon, VIU SHAPE Department An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this moving drama is a true testimony to the indomitable spirit of aboriginal people. Set in 1950s Ontario, 8-year-old Saul is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of the notorious Catholic Residential Schools, where he is denied the freedom to speak his own language and embrace his heritage. Suffering horrendous abuse at the hands of those entrusted with his care, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places – hockey. Addressing the dark history of Canada’s aggressive assimilation policies and overt racism, Indian Horse is a survivor’s tale that offers the opportunity for each of us to foster the compassion and understanding needed to heal deep wounds. Nanaimo Campus Bld 356, RM 109, Top of Fourth Street false

Indian Horse (2018) Directed by Stephen S. Campanelli. 101 min. Canada. In English. Rated 14A.
Co-hosted by VIU’s Consciousness Group
With guest speaker Les Malbon, VIU SHAPE Department

An adaptation of Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, this moving drama is a true testimony to the indomitable spirit of aboriginal people. Set in 1950s Ontario, 8-year-old Saul is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of the notorious Catholic Residential Schools, where he is denied the freedom to speak his own language and embrace his heritage. Suffering horrendous abuse at the hands of those entrusted with his care, Saul finds salvation in the unlikeliest of places – hockey. Addressing the dark history of Canada’s aggressive assimilation policies and overt racism, Indian Horse is a survivor’s tale that offers the opportunity for each of us to foster the compassion and understanding needed to heal deep wounds.


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