Indian Horse is more than just a film.
The movie is based from the novel by Richard Wagamese. Indian Horse Film is the collaboration between talented indigenous people and great filmmakers.
According to Edna Manitowabi, she was sent to a Catholic residential school at the age of six.
The actress said, “All of us were taken. I was the last. When I saw the look of horror on my mum’s face when she put me on the bus, I wondered what was going on. Nobody told me. Nothing was explained. But that look on her face was imprinted on my psyche,” she added.
After a few decades, Edna makes her debut in the Indian Horse Film. She remembers all her experiences.
The actress said, “I thought, ‘how am I going to do that?' What I did is I remembered my mother’s looked and cry as she put me on the bus. I used that memory. I wasn’t acting. I was reaching into the memories that are stuck in the body. It was cathartic, very emotional. I shook for two days afterwards,” she added.
One of the actors in the film said, “Indian Horse was a completely different project, but it wasn’t any less meaningful. It was made with such care and passion. The Revenant was so much more than a film, and so was Indian Horse, in that it tackles the real issue,” he added.
You can watch the full trailer below.
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