“The Good Wolf” is a new film that shares Crossfit athlete and paraplegic Mino Solomon’s life since the 2015 weightlifting accident that paralyzed him. The 18-minute documentary draws its name from a Cherokee parable that tells of two wolves fighting inside each of us, one “bad” that is full of anger and negativity, and one “good” that is joyful and life-affirming. The wolf you feed is the one that lives.
Nondisabled people may watch the film and be “inspired” that Solomon remains so positive, but many disabled people will see themselves in Solomon’s ability to eventually accept the reality of disability — despite how hard he works out — and get on with the business of living. 38.