Documentary `Soop on Wheels’ re released for National Truth and Reconciliation Day

By Cory Bilyea  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter MIDWESTERN ONTARIO-Sandy Greer is upset about what she is calling a “resurgence of racism” in Canada, and she wants to do something about it. The former journalist and filmmaker spent years learning how to be a good Indigenous ally. She decided to re-release her 1998 film, Soop on Wheels, to keep the truth about residential schools out there and to keep fulfilling a promise she made to Everett Soop, the subject of her film. The film is the story of Soop, an Indigenous journalist, cartoonist and humourist. A tale of the “tenacity of the human spirit,” read the film synopsis. “It is a story of hope and healing, relating the life and contributions of Everett Soop (1943-2001).” Soop belonged to the Blackfoot Nation…

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