Clint Eastwood told ‘Indian Horse’ director: ‘People need to see this movie’

Scene from Indian Horse

By Victoria Ahearn THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO- When Canadian director Stephen S. Campanelli showed his new film “Indian Horse’’ to his mentor, Clint Eastwood, the four-time Oscar winner was in disbelief. In theatres Friday, the drama is based on late Canadian author Richard Wagamese’s acclaimed novel, about an Ojibwe residential school survivor who faces racism and systemic barriers as he becomes a formidable hockey player. The story gives an unvarnished look at the brutal history of the residential school system in Canada, and Eastwood was floored. “He didn’t believe it,’’ Campanelli, who grew up in Montreal and lives in California, recalled in an interview at last September’s Toronto International Film Festival. “He was like, ‘What? You Canadians did this?’ I said, ‘Yeah, believe it or not.’ He said, ‘How come…

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