One of the Highest Youth Suicide Rates in the World

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2015 in PBS News.
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A new documentary SOL is the story of Solomon Tapatia Uyarasuk, a charismatic young Inuk and amateur acrobat, musician and poet, who in recent years had become a rising star in the world of circus arts troupe Artcirq (Arctic Circus). The values imparted to Sol, raised in the arts and traditional Inuit culture by his grandmother, deeply influenced him. This documentary is a moving tribute to him, who was found dead in the Igloolik police station in 2012 at the age of 26, shedding light on one of the underlying social issues of Canada North’s which has one of the highest youth suicide rates in the world. SOL airs on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 PM, on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1.