The documentary will focus on Sweeney’s unique view on how aides should be hired and directed as employees. Sweeney shows how one become friends with aides but also maintains the balance of a professional relationship. The most important thing is mutual respect which many people with disabilities and their aides don’t have. This documentary will feature an awesome comedian and playwright who will talk about her own experiences, Sweeney’s exploration of relationships with her aides, and you will hear from the people who have worked for both women.
The filmmaker, Eva Sweeney was born with a condition called cerebral palsy, which means that she cannot walk, speak, or use her muscles in conventional ways. She uses a power wheelchair to get around and spells out what she wants to say on a letter board. She requires assistance with everything from eating to communicating.