| 54 min
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This feature documentary by Atif Siddiqi follows the performance artist and filmmaker in a lifelong self-examination that is at times endearing and funny, at times troubling and heartbreaking. Siddiqi struggles against social stigma and the disapproval of his conservative Pakistani family as he explores his sexuality and his gender identity. As family history and personal trauma interfere with Siddiqi’s desire to find love, and as the delicate balancing act of Siddiqi's life seems to unravel before the lens, childhood memories take centre stage. Melding documentary footage with personal history and performance art, Solo honours the fragility of self-discovery. The film sheds new light on the necessity for art and its saving grace, and shows how personal demons must be faced as we learn to trust ourselves and others.

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  • director
    Atif Siddiqi
  • editor
    Oana Suteu
  • director of photography
    Duraid Munajim
  • sound recordist
    Marco Fania
  • art direction
    Gerard Cleal
  • sound editor
    Marco Fania
  • original music
    Dino Giancola
  • actor
    Edward Lafferty
    Antoine Lavigne
    Atif Siddiqi
  • sound re-recording
    Serge Boivin
    Jean Paul Vialard
  • producer
    Germaine Ying Gee Wong
  • executive producer
    Sally Bochner