Truth & Reconciliation Film Screening: Soop on Wheels
In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please join us for a free screening of Soop on Wheels on Friday September 29 at 2:00 p.m.
This 1998 documentary presents the multi-layered story of political cartoonist Everett Soop, a brilliant yet under-recognized Blackfoot humourist, journalist, and public speaker.
For many years, Soop confronted and challenged discrimination through his political satire. Later, through public speaking, he sought to educate audiences about muscular dystrophy, a condition he was diagnosed with as a teenager. As a Blackfoot person proud of his cultural identity, he inspired Indigenous youth to believe in themselves and the importance of their contributions. In 2006, he received a posthumous Meritorious Service Medal from then-Governor-General Michaelle Jean.
Soop on Wheels was directed and produced by Huron County filmmaker, writer, and educator Sandy Greer, who will introduce the film and participate in a discussion with the audience following the screening. Sandy will be joined by special guest speakers Samantha Saunders and her daughter Savannah from Chippewas of Nawash First Nation.
All are welcome to attend this screening free of charge. The film is 53 minutes long.
The film will be screening in the museum theatre with closed captioning for the hard of hearing.