Solo

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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Film Credits

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

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