Originally published Sept 23, 2021

Visit Midland Public Library announcement of Indian Horse (movie) Orange Shirt Day screening and discussion for details on an upcoming ‘must attend’ virtual event ([AUTHOR’s NOTE: Event no longer on calendar is it is long past]) with the Midland Public Library!

Contact Faith Shergold or call 705-526-4216 ext. 3305 to participate.

  • There are two screenings scheduled:
    • Saturday, September 25 2021, 2:00pm
    • Monday, September 27 2021, 6:30pm

Post-screening comments by Daniel Dickinson

I was deeply moved by this story, in part because of my own triggers. I was barely able to keep from bawling during the post-screening discussion, and I was an emotional wreck for days. Even though this was a fictional story, like Ann Shin’s ‘The Last Exiles (a very different story, set in North Korea) it is based on real people and real events. The reality of some of the terrible things that happen in this world (including Russia’s illegal invasion of Ukraine) is one reason I find it very difficult to understand people who read gruesome horror and psychological thrillers and the like.

For me books (and movies too) are either entertainment (in which case I don’t want it to be too real) or about learning and understanding. I guess for other folks it is different, but it’s not who I am.

Daniel F. Dickinson, Sun Mar 27, 2022