In 1950’s Ontario, young 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 pastimes – hockey. He secretly teaches himself to play, developing a unique and rare skill. His talent leads him away from the misery of the school and eventually to the pros. But the ghosts of Saul’s past linger, and threaten to derail his promising future. Forced to confront this pain, Saul draws on the spirit of his ancestors and the understanding of his friends to begin the process of healing.
Length: 60 minutes
Producer: Trish Dolman