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Clearview and Jewel Theatre offering a free show of "Indian Horse"

Updated: Sep 29, 2021

Clearview families and community members are invited, in recognition of the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation, to see a movie for free at the Jewel Theatre on Tuesday, September 28 at 7:00pm. Spots are limited to 70, so please come early if you want to ensure a spot for you and your family.

This opportunity is a shared partnership with the Jewel Theatre to allow for any of our families or community member who would like to see this adaptation of Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel. This moving and important drama sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s boarding schools or Indigenous Residential Schools and the indomitable spirit of aboriginal people. INDIAN HORSE stars Canadian newcomers Sladen Peltier and Edna Manitowabi, as well as Ajuawak Kapashesit (Indian Road Trip, Once Upon A River), Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant, The Miseducation of Cameron Post), Michael Murphy (Away From Her), Michael Lawrenchuck (Tokyo Cowboy), Johnny Issaluk (Two Lovers And A Bear) and Michiel Huisman (The Age Of Adaline).

For the past six years, Clearview has taken the opportunity on September 30, Orange Shirt Day, to teach students about the history and legacy of residential schools. To recognize the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation on September 30, Clearview schools are planning a variety of activities to recognize the day, reflect on the past, and look ahead to the future. The Board believes having our teachers, staff, and students learning and talking about these important issues for this year provides benefits for all concerned, and ensures that the tragic history and ongoing legacy of residential schools is never forgotten. --------------------------------------------

About INDIAN HORSE: In the late 1950’s Ontario, eight-year-old Saul Indian Horse is torn from his Ojibway family and committed to one of the 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 winter pastime -- hockey. Fascinated by the game, he secretly teaches himself to play, developing a unique and rare skill. He seems to see the game in a way no other player can.

His talent leads him away from the misery of the school, eventually leading him to the Pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past are always present and threaten to derail his promising career and future. Forced to confront his painful past, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to begin the process of healing.

About the movie and Educator Resources: Trailer:

Rated PG for violence and mature subject matter, some involving children and disturbing content. For more details, visit:


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