Special Screening of Indian Horse March 27 in Ottawa
March 16, 2018 – On March 27 at the Canadian Museum of History the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs; the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minster of Indigenous Services; and Senator Murray Sinclair, Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, along with a number of public and private sponsors, are pleased to present the special screening of Indian Horse. Adapted from Richard Wagamese’s award-winning novel, the film is directed by Stephen Campanelli, produced by Christine Haebler, Paula Devonshire and Trish Dolman, distributed by Elevation Pictures, and stars Canadian newcomers Sladen Peltier, Ajuawak Kapashesit, Edna Manitowabi as well as Forrest Goodluck (The Revenant).
Mr. Waubgeshig (Waub) Rice, Indigenous author, storyteller and journalist, will be the Master of Ceremonies (Emcee) for the evening.
Indian Horse is a moving and important drama that sheds light on the dark history of Canada’s residential schools and the indomitable spirit of Indigenous people. After a world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2017, Indian Horse began playing festivals across Canada, where it has received standing ovations and garnered multiple audience awards. The film will open in theatres across Canada on April 13, 2018.
The evening will be a celebration of Indigenous talent in all its forms – film, art, sports (hockey), food, and music.