ᓕᖅᖃᑦ SOL is a feature documentary that explores the mysterious death of a young Inuk man, Solomon Tapatia Uyarasuk. He is found dead in an RCMP detachment in a remote Inuit community and the locals suspect murder but the police suggest suicide. As the documentary investigates the truth to Solomon’s death it sheds light on the underlying social issues of Canada’s North that has resulted in this region claiming one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. The film explores how the pain of suicide has affected the people in these small northern communities and their resilience and determination to create a better future for their people. /soldocumentary
Producers Marie-Hélène Cousineau Stéphane Rituit Executive Producers Susan Avingaq Madeline Ivalu Directors Marie-Hélène Cousineau Susan Avingaq Written by Marie-Hélène Cousineau Dana Schoel
Original Music Oleksa Lozowchuk Director of Photography François Dagenais Camera François Dagenais Édith Labbé Sound Tobias Haynes Lyne Trépanier Chris Leon Bernard Gariépy-Strobl Editing Jeremiah Hayes
ARCHIVAL FOOTAGE PROVIDED BY Artcirq, NITV, Arnait, Igloolik Isuma Productions with:
Kenneth Rasmussen, camera and initiator of the "Igloolik interview with Solomon"
Norman Cohn for the images of "Nunavut series"
Nicholas Chirokoff for "What is a person"
and thanks to the others who took the camera at any point to create the archival footage.
RIDM - Grand Prize for best Canadian Feature 2014 TIFF - Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2015 CSA - Canadian Screen Awards - Official Winner 2016
Gallery Sol Makeup Sol and Terry Sol and Silk Sol grave Atuat Rhoda and Susan Terry and Susan Brian Singing Bryan and Kelly Kelly Kids Boat and rocks Igloolik kids
Screening Dates
SOL Nominated For 5 Canada Screen Awards - Toronto
March 8, 2016
The North America Native Film Festival - Winner Best Documentary - Stuttgart-Germany
January 21, 2016
L’ATSA et la Nuit des sans-abri-Place Émilie-Gamelin du Quartier des spectacles - Montréal, Canada
October 18, 2015
Planète Honnête-Festival international du documentaire & Rencontres - Cadenet, France
September 26, 2015
Qamani'tuaq Recreation Centre - Baker Lake, Nunavut, Canada
September 11, 2015
Cinéma sous les étoiles-Park Molson - Montréal, Canada
September 3, 2015
Visible Evidence - The international conference on documentary film and media. - Toronto
August 21, 2015
Super Channel TV Broadcast -
August 18, 2015
Cinéma sous Les Étoiles - Parc Saint-Gabriel - Montréal
August 11, 2015
Présence Autochtone - Montréal First People's Festival (en nomination, prix APTN) - UQAM - Montréal
August 2, 2015
RIDM - Projections en Prison, Établissement de détention Maison Tanguay - Montreal
May 4, 2015
43e Rencontre Cinématographique de Digne-les-Bains - Digne-les-Bains - France
April 16, 2015
Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Tour - Winnipeg Film Group - Winnipeg, Canada
March 21, 2015
37ième Festival de film de femmes de Créteil - Créteil, France
March 15, 2015
Rendez-vous du cinéma québécois - Cinémathèque québécoise - Salle Fernand-Seguin - Montréal, Canada
February 28, 2015
Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Tour - Globe Cinema - Calgary, Canada
February 25, 2015
Arviat School - Arviat, Nunavut, Canada
February 24, 2015
Rankin Inlet - Local Trades School - Rankin Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
February 19, 2015
Northern Life Museum at 7:00 p.m - Fort Smith, North West Territories, Canada
February 12, 2015
Available Light Film Festival - Yukon, Canada
February 9, 2015
Wakefield International Film Festival - Théâtre Wakefield - Wakefield, Canada
February 7, 2015
Nunavut Premiere - Astro Theatre - Iqaluit, Canada
January 28, 2015
Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Tour - Metro Cinema - Edmonton, Canada
January 24, 2015
Canada's Top Ten Film Festival Tour -The Cinemateque - Vancouver, Canada
January 13, 2015
Canada's Top Ten Film Festival - Toronto, Canada
January 4, 2015
Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal - Concordia University - JA De Sève Cinema - Montréal, Canada
November 21, 2014
Rencontres Internationales du documentaire de Montréal - Cinéma ExCentris - Montréal, Canada
November 18, 2014
ImagineNative Film and Media Festival - TIFF Bell Lightbox - Toronto, Canada
October 24, 2014
Embrace Life Council Make a donation to the Embrace Life Council Visit website
RIDM - Grand Prize for best Canadian Feature 2014 TIFF - Canada's Top Ten Film Festival 2015 CSA - Canadian Screen Awards - Official Winner 2016