Free screening of the 1998 archival documentary “Soop on Wheels” (52 minutes), followed by a short guest Q&A with filmmaker Sandy Greer.
Soop on Wheels is the story of the life and contributions of Blackfoot political cartoonist and humourist Everett Soop (1943-2001) from Blood Indian Reserve in southern Alberta (Kainai First Nation). He produced a remarkable body of published work, despite the affliction of muscular dystrophy. His survival tools were a sense of humour, artistic gifts and spiritual values taught to him by his grandparents. Everett refused to be regarded as either a victim or a role model, even while confronting adversity throughout his life. His unflinching honesty and courage can inspire each of us to rethink our understanding about disability, why human self-determination is important, and the possibility in life’s journey to discover more fully who we can be.
This film will be screened in the museum theatre with closed captioning for the hard of hearing. Recommended for ages 12+ at parents’ discretion.
Director Sandy Greer, PhD, is a freelance journalist, documentary filmmaker and educator. She is a settler and resident of Huron County. Her life’s work has focused on social justice. Her Masters thesis focused on the 500-year trajectory of cultural racism against Indigenous peoples, while her Doctoral thesis focused on healing and renewal for helping professionals. Her first company, Two Wheels Productions, completed Soop on Wheels in 1998 and it has since screened at several film festivals and television networks around the world.