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Wenn es doch in Sachen des Geschmacks
oder der Kritik überhaupt
ein Ober-Appellationsgericht gäbe!

Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
"Toren bereisen in fremden Ländern die Museen, Weise gehen in die Tavernen."
(Erich Kästner)

Unter Westfalen
Der gefällt mir besonders gut:

Wie geht's, sagte ein Blinder zu einem Lahmen. Wie Sie sehen, antwortete der Lahme.

Edit: Keinerlei Anspielungen auf irgendjemanden hier. Gefällt mir einfach.

Unter den Blinden ist der Einbeinige König.
Noe, noe, I goa alloi hoim

Indian Horse

Den Roman Indian Horse von Richard Allen Wagamese, der am 10. März 2017 in Kamloops, British Columbia mit 61 verstorben ist, habe ich natürlich.

“We are story. All of us. What comes to matter then is the creation of the best possible story we can while we’re here; you, me, us, together.”


Richard Wagamese's novel started out as a hockey story

When he set out to write the novel, acclaimed Ojibway writer Richard Wagamese wanted to write a hockey book; it wasn't until later that it veered into far darker territory.

"I just wanted to write a hockey novel," explained Wagamese,....in interview with the Calgary Herald. "There was an actual dream, alternate-reality sequence in which Saul Indian Horse faces off in a one-on-one shootout with Vladislav Tretiak. It was very much a 'Shoeless Joe-does-hockey' kind of story, with a residential school as a very, very nebulous kind of background." CBC Radio

Clint Eastwood was astonished by the story

Canadian director Stephen S. Campanelli has been working as a camera operator for Clint Eastwood for over 20 years, and when he showed the film to the legendary actor and director, Eastwood was astonished by the horrors of Canada's notorious residential school system.

"He didn't believe it," said Campanelli, who grew up in Montreal and lives in California, at last year's Toronto International Film Festival.

"He was like, 'What? You Canadians did this?' I said, 'Yeah, believe it or not.' He said, 'How come no one knows about this?' I said, 'Well, they will soon."'

Eastwood signed on as executive producer. CBC

Zum Film: Indian Horse

Executive produced by Clint Eastwood.

Like the Richard Wagamese novel on which it is based, the drama Indian Horse combines one of Canada’s greatest national glories — the game of ice hockey — with one of the darkest chapters in its national history: the terrible goings-on at Canadian-Indian residential schools where aboriginal children were taught to be good Christians, far removed from their own culture and heritage.

In the fall of 1959, six-year-old Saul (Sladen Peltier) and his slightly older brother (Skye Pelletier) travel north on the Winnipeg river in canoes with their parents and their grandmother, Naomi (Edna Manitowabi), to where “white men can’t find them.”

This is to avoid their ending up in one of the residential schools for native Canadians run by the Church for the Canadian state, though at least the boys’ mother has already been converted to Christendom.

Indeed, when Saul’s brother dies of “white men’s disease” (probably tuberculosis), his parents leave with his brother’s corpse to find a priest, with little Saul staying behind with Naomi. But when winter arrives and they haven’t returned, Saul and his grandmother set out to find their relatives, though their arduous trek ends with Grandma dead and Saul being picked up by the authorities and placed in the St James Residential School.


They are in stark contrast to life in a Catholic reserve school. Priests and nuns epitomize the barbarism they claim to expunge from native Canadians.

They behave with appalling cruelty.
Sadly they are not an aberration but a microcosm of the greater world. Rezension amazon

Es gäbe viel Persönliches ( einige Parallelen) dazu sagen.

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/q/blog/indian-h ... -1.4616397

Actor Forrest Goodluck, who plays Saul as a teen and who played Leonardo DiCaprio's son in The Revenant, was a talented actor — but he admits he had no idea how to play hockey.

https://i.cbc.ca/1.4266914.1504027048!/ ... mwidth=460

Actor Ajuawak Kapashesit plays Saul in Indian Horse. The film covers his life in a residential school and the racism he endures as a professional hockey player.

I could write several novels about what I do not know