DOXA Documentary Film Festival returns to screens around Vancouver this May 4th to 14th, bringing over a hundred film screenings, panels, workshops and artists talks to cinemas across the city.
The 2017 Festival opens with Marie Clements’ documentary musical The Road Forward, a celebration of First Nations history and a portrait of a people who have retained their identity and power through art, activism and community. Closing DOXA 2017, Julian Rosefeldt’s MANIFESTO shouts revolution from the rooftops in the protean form of Cate Blanchett, playing thirteen different characters reciting this century’s greatest cultural and social manifestos.
DOXA’s midweek special presentations include Olivier Babinet’s youth blast of teenage energy in Swagger, and Jacob Smith’s Waking the Sleeping Giant that follows an intersectional coalition of activists, politicians and ordinary folk who are fighting for real democracy in the post-Trump USA.
On the eve of the Provincial election, we are very proud to present a special town hall screening of Charles Wilkinson’s new film Vancouver: No Fixed Address, which looks at the hot topic of Vancouver’s housing market.
As always, DOXA has a great line up of curated special programs some of which includes:
Justice Forum pairs each film with a speakers panel to facilitate active and critical engagement between audience, community and filmmakers.
Spotlight on Troublemakers celebrates folk who upend the applecart, wreak havoc and generally disrupt business as usual with a selection of films that resist, rage on and fight for real change.
Transmissions is DOXAs acclaimed short film program exploring the convergence between contemporary arts practices and non-fiction films.
Trumped! Now What? Guest curated by David Beers is an ensemble selection of incendiary new political films.
French French includes a retrospective of the work of the legendary filmmaker Chris Marker.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival opens May 4th at 7pm with The Road Forward at The Vogue, and closes May 14th at 6:30pm when MANIFESTO is screen at Vancity Cinema.