DirectorMarie-Helene Cousineau and Susan Avingaq Release dateOctober 24, 2014 (2014-10-24) (imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival) WriterMarie-Helene Cousineau, Dana Schoel
Sol trailer canada s top ten film festival 2014
Sol is a 2014 Canadian documentary film by Marie-Hélène Cousineau and Susan Avingaq about Solomon Uyarasuk , a musician/circus performer who died in police custody in Igloolik, Nunavut. The film questions the claims by the local Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment that Uyarasuk hanged himself in his cell, and also explores the wider issue of Nunavut's very high suicide rate.
The film played at the 2014 imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto.
The film subsequently won the Grand Prize for Best Canadian Feature at the RIDM Montreal International Documentary Festival and was included in the list of "Canada's Top Ten" feature films of 2014, selected by a panel of filmmakers and industry professionals organized by TIFF.
On March 8, 2016, it was named Best Documentary Program at the 4th Canadian Screen Awards.