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  • Own Voice


Directors Susan Avingaq (Inuk), Marie-Hélène Cousineau
Year 2014
Run Time 76min
Genre Documentary

When Solomon Uyarasuk died in police custody at age 26, the RCMP declared it a suicide. This documentary explores the truth of what happened in that prison through a look at Solomon’s life that was cut much too short. Far from being an isolated incident, Solomon’s story is an example of a pattern of systemic failures that are a root cause for the tragically high suicide rate in Nunavut.  After premiering at imagineNative in 2014, Sol won the Canadian Screen Award for Best Documentary and was included on TIFF’s Canada Top Ten. 


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BIPOC Stories, Discrimination, Family Relationships, Female Filmmaker, Indigenous Filmmaker, Social Justice & Politics

Original Language


Canadian Distributor

Arnait Video Productions