Tchaiko Omawale

Tchaiko Omawale



United States


Feature film




1 h 21 mins

Previous Festivals/Awards

Official Selection, 2018 Los Angeles Film Festival


International Showcase


Activism, Black, Queer, RE:Focus

Finding your own path when everyone around you wants you to be someone different can feel insurmountable. Solace examines these conflicting pressures and the toll they invariably take.

When her father dies, Sole, a bright, politically engaged seventeen-year-old, is sent across the country to L.A. to live with her intensely religious and controlling grandmother (performed stunningly by Lynn Whitfield). Desperate to return to New York, Sole convinces her erratic neighbour and new friend, Jasmine, to join an art/activist group with the aim of winning a grant that will help Sole return home. But with Sole acutely drawn to Jasmine’s freedom and disorder, will all that chaos distract her from her endeavour?

Solace is alive with heart-wrenching performances—most notably by lead, Hope Olaide Wilson—in this authentic and complicated coming-of-age story.

Sun May 26, 5:15 pm
TIFF Bell Lightbox 2
350 King Street West
Toronto ON

14A Rating


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