ORDINARY WOMAN, EXTRAORDINARY DREAMS

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NEW RELEASE / ONTARIO SCREENING TOUR

SkyWorks is pleased to announce the completion of "Ordinary Woman, Extrordinary Dreams".  This new feature documentary is co-produced by SkyWorks and HAGI Community Services for Independence, and with the assistance of Spinal Cord Injury Ontario will be touring selected communities in Ontario this fall and winter (2013-14).  Please check our calendar of events for screenings dates and information.

Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Dreams is the inspiring story of Maggie Sofea, a young woman who was paralyzed in a diving accident when she was 11 years old. Maggie grew up in Summer Beaver (“Nibinamik” in Ojibway), a remote First Nations community in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. As a result of her accident, Maggie and her family have had to leave the community and move to Thunder Bay for her to have access to medical care and support. Although she needs help from others to take care of her personal needs, Maggie is an independent spirit. One of her dreams is to revisit Summer Beaver to reconnect with her family, community, and culture, and to confront the scene of her accident which changed her life. The film follows Maggie, her mother, Janet, and a team of support workers as they set out to make her dream a reality. We follow their journey as they face the physical challenges of getting Maggie to Summer Beaver, and ultimately to the remote campsite which is a one-hour motorboat ride away from the community. The journey is also an emotional and spiritual one, as Maggie reconnects with her grandmother, Georgina, and with tragedies that have deeply affected her community in her absence.

Ordinary Woman, Extraordinary Dreams illustrates the challenges faced by individuals living with physical disabilities in isolated northern communities. But above all, it is a story of courage, determination, and hope.  

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Directed by: Jim Hyder
Collaborating Director: Maggie Sofea Running time: 92 minutes
Chaptered for educational use.  

This film and accompanying support materials have been produced in partnership between HAGI Community Services for Independence, SkyWorks Charitable Foundation, and Spinal Cord Injury Ontario.

FUNDING FOR ORDINARY WOMAN, EXTRAORDINARY DREAMS HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY:

Wasaya Airways LP
Dreamcatcher Charitable Foundation
and other generous sponsors and donors

For more information or to arrange a screening contact SkyWorks at (416) 536-6581 info@skyworksfoundation.org  

To order DVDs contact Vtape: Tel (416) 351-1317   info@vtape.org    www.vtape.org



ADDITIONAL SUPPORT FOR THE ONTARIO SCREENING TOUR OF ORDINARY WOMAN, EXTRAORDINARY DREAMS HAS BEEN GENEROUSLY PROVIDED BY:

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