The Death of My Two Fathers

Includes Q&A

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Film Info
Runtime:84
Copyright:2021
Country Listing:USA
Canada
Premiere Status:World Premiere
Festival Info
Festival Year:2021
Language:English
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Closed Captions
Program Category:Special Presentations
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Film Subjects:Aging & Mortality
Personal Histories
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Sol Guy
Producer(s):Stine Chrone Moisen
Sol Guy
Travestine Guy - Tuggle
Executive Producer(s):Shoshana Guy
Wolfgang Hammer
Jane Rosenthal
Alastair Siddons
Editor(s):Matthew Cooke
Writer(s):Sol Guy
Matthew Cooke
Shoshana Guy
Cinematography:Rafe Scobey-Thal
Sol Guy
Composer:Joel Shearer
Sound:Andrew Tracy
Andreas Velasquez

Description

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When William Guy was facing a terminal illness in his early 50s, he decided to dictate his life story to tape as a legacy for his children to know him better. It's taken 20 years for his son Sol to be able to press play and revisit his father's journey as a Black man from Kansas City, Missouri, to Vancouver Island. Sol retraces his own roots between Canada and the US, while reconnecting with his four distant siblings and extended family members. Framed as a heartfelt letter to his teenage children, Sol composes a multi-generational contemplation on race, death, love and the importance of family. Coming to terms with his own history, he recognizes that "what we don't heal, what we don't confront, we pass on." The vulnerability of Sol and William's intimate testimonials are a gift to those who listen, in this critical moment of reflection and opportunity for meaningful change. Alexander Rogalski

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