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SpiderMable: A Real Life Superhero Story

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Catalogue Number:  ICE102
Producer:  Indiecan Entertainment Inc.
Subject:  Canadian Social Issues, Character Education, Citizenship Education, Documentary, Family Studies/Home Economics, Guidance, Health and Medicine, Psychology, Social Sciences, Sociology
Language:  English
Grade Level:  6 - 8, 9 - 12, Post Secondary, Adult
Country Of Origin:  Canada
Copyright Year:  2020
Running Time:  105:36


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In the typical comic book superhero story arc, tragedy strikes, a superpower is revealed, and the hero must come to terms with their new abilities all while not losing track of who they are. But how often is that lived out in real-life ... especially by a child?

Mable Tooke was diagnosed with cancer at age 4. As she endured chemotherapy, unique traits in her character started to develop ... characteristics that most people don’t recognize until they are adults. Mable’s empathy for others and her desire to control her destiny led to the creation of an alter ego and she soon saw her “wish” granted to fight crime with Spider-Man, save her city, and begin an adventure no one could have predicted ... as SpiderMable.

Mable’s wish started the day as a charming local Edmonton media story, transformed into the topic to be discussed across Canada, and travelled across the globe making headlines in countries tens of thousands of kilometers away. But that wasn’t the most amazing part. Mable’s journey, followed for 5 years by a documentary crew, shows not only her battle against her biggest villain, cancer, but her potential for self-awareness, heroism, leadership, and inspiration from the most unsuspecting of people ... a small child.


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