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Grade Level: JrH-Adult
Producer: Two Wheels Productions
Closed Captioned: Yes
Running Time: 52 mins
Country of Origin: Canada
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 1998
Available in French: No

Updated closed captioning now available.

Soop on Wheels is a story of the tenacity of the human spirit. It is a story of hope and healing, in relating the life and contributions of Everett Soop (1943-2001).
Everett was a Blackfoot political cartoonist and humourist. He lived on the Blood Indian First Nation in southern Alberta. His survival tools included a sense of humour, artistic gifts and spiritual values taught to him by his grandparents.
He produced a remarkable body of published work, despite the affliction of muscular dystrophy. Everett is the only Aboriginal artist represented in the National Archives, in the permanent collection of the Museum of Caricatures.
Everett’s story is universal in showing the importance of relationships and human self-determination.
In July of 1999, Everett Soop was the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Native American Journalists Association.

Official Selection: 

Taos Talking Pictures Festival, New Mexico, USA, April 1999
Aboriginal Voices Festival, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, June 1999
American Indian Film Festival, San Francisco, USA, November 1999
Sundance 2000 International Film Festival, Utah, USA, January 2000
First Peoples Festival, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, July 2000
Cork International Film Festival, Cork City, Ireland, October 2000
Society of Visual Anthropology Festival, San Francisco, USA, 2000
Smithsonian’s Native American Festival, New York, USA, November 2000
The Academic Look International Film Festival, Lisbon, Portugal, 2001

Links: awakeningtopossibility.ca/filmmaking 

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