PG(Parental Guidance) Disturbing Content


Ojibwe/English-language Drama. Based on the novel by Richard Wagamese. A young Anishinaabe boy (Sladen Peltier) grows into a young man (Forrest Goodluck) while placed in a residential school where he learns to play hockey.

Content elements

  • Infrequent use of profanity, cursing, and scatological slang
  • Infrequent portrayals of weapons and hand-to-hand violence in a residential schools context, much involving children - some blood, little detail
  • Infrequent portrayals of smoking and alcohol use and abuse, some in the context of addictions

Thematic elements

  • Truth and reconciliation
  • The impact of residential schools
  • Coping with trauma

Classification rationale

Rated PG for violence and mature subject matter, some involving children

Classification date

November 23, 2017