The Death of My Two Fathers

PRESENTED BY: Meaningful Movies Tacoma
2:00 PM, Wednesday, February 15, 2023 PST


Free film screening with a meaningful discussion to follow with special guest and filmmaker, Sol Guy. See details below.
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The Death of My Two Fathers (TDOMTF) is a courageous exploration of identity, fatherhood, life, and death. The film unpacks the meaning of family, explores race, and how we must all face where we come from for the sake of those who come after us.

By offering the film as a resource to actively engage with communities, the hope is to inspire people to live intentionally, face hard things, and be inspired to use creativity and conversation as a means of healing and honoring loved ones.

When William Guy was facing a terminal illness in his early 50s, he decided to dictate his life story to tape as a legacy for his children to know him better. It’s taken 20 years for his son Sol to be able to press play and revisit his father’s journey as a Black man from Kansas City, Missouri, to Vancouver Island. Sol retraces his own roots between Canada and the US, while reconnecting with his four distant siblings and extended family members. Framed as a heartfelt letter to his teenage children, Sol composes a multi-generational contemplation on race, death, love, and the importance of family. Coming to terms with his own history, he recognizes that “what we don’t heal, what we don’t confront, we pass on.”


We are honored to host a post-screening discussion with filmmaker, producer, musician, and more – Sol Guy. Sol believes we change and shape our world through the stories we tell. His passion to explore art and social change has provided him with a unique creative journey. From his early days as a founding member of the groundbreaking Canadian Hip Hop group Rascalz to creating, and presenting TV shows, producing and directing films, writing books, and managing other artists, he has all the while been implementing innovative socially-minded business practices.

His body of work and credits include host, producer, and co-creator of the groundbreaking MTV/Nat Geo TV series 4REAL; Co-producer of the anthem of the 2010 World Cup– K’naan’s – WAVIN FLAG, #1 in 18 countries; Producer for the HBO feature-length documentary Inside Out about award-winning street artist JR; Author of the award-winning children’s book When I Get Older; and Co-producer of the short film ELLIS starring Robert De Niro. Sol was the Creative Director for Tribeca Enterprises, overseeing creative for the festival, Tribeca Productions and the Tribeca Film Institute (TFI).

Sol has won multiple Juno awards working with Rascalz, Kardinal Offioshall, k-os, and K’naan, has been named an Innovator of Change by the JWT agency, and has been honored by National Geographic as an “Emerging Explorer”.

He continues to produce across multiple creative disciplines while seeking and supporting alternative models of creative practice that prioritize the artist, people, and the planet’s well-being.

Special Guests: Sol Guy

Sponsors: Franke Tobey Jones

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Release Year: 2020

Running Time: 86 minutes

Director: Sol Guy