TIFF Lightbox 4 Sun, May 6, 2018 12:15 PM
Film Info
Country Listing:Canada
Festival Info
Festival Year:2018
Accessibility:Partial Subtitles
Program Category:Redux
Film Subjects:Canada
Crime & Punishment
Indigenous Cultures & Issues
Music & Musicians
Race & Racism
Cast/Crew Info
Director(s):Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Susan Avingaq
Producer(s):Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Stéphane Rituit
Executive Producer(s):Susan Avingaq
Madeline Ivalu
Editor(s):Jeremiah Hayes
Writer(s):Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Dana Schoel
Cinematography:François Dagenais
Composer:Oleksa Lozowchuk
Sound:Bernard Gariépy-Strobl
Tobias Haynes
Chris Leon
Lyne Trépanier


Winner of the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the RIDM and included in TIFF's Canada's Top Ten, Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq's film is a tribute to performer and musician Solomon Uyarasuk and an investigation into how he met his end while in RCMP custody in 2012. Beginning as a celebration of Sol's life, the film intentionally challenges the biased representation of Inuit in the mainstream media, honouring the man who was and going beyond the headlines written about him. The doc then shifts into investigative mode to dig into the suspicious circumstances around Sol's death and examine why, in the year after his passing, there were 45 suicides in Nunavut, a figure 13 times higher than the national average. Sol honours a life and legacy, and brings to light the historical and colonial traumas that continue to affect Inuit communities today. Kiva Reardon

Co-presented with REEL CANADA.

Included Shorts

Inuit High Kick (3min) More