Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 West Hastings Street
DOXA Documentary Film Festival 2019
Individual tickets, ticket packages, and passes avialble at www.doxafestival.ca/tickets/festival
When: May 2 - 12, 2019
Where: SFU Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, 149 W. Hastings St.
Additional Info: SFU Woodward's Cultural Programs is a proud presenting partner of the 18th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
Join us May 2-12, 2019 for the 18th annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival.
DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Western Canada’s largest documentary Film Festival, returns to Vancouver to present the 18th annual festival May 2 through May 12, 2019. Committed to cultivating curiosity and critical thought, DOXA will present 82 films(shorts and features) from across Canada and around the world, representing some of the very best in contemporary documentary cinema.
On May 3, DOXA kicks off with Baljit Sangra’s courageous new film Because We Are Girls, which celebrates the strength of sisterhood in the face of profound pain and trauma. Because We Are Girlstells the story of three sisters from a conservative Indo-Canadian family coming to terms with the sexual abuse they faced by an older relative beginning in their childhood years.
The gala screening of nîpawistamâsowin: We Will Stand Upon May 8 marks the 10 year anniversary of DOXA’s Justice Forum, a series aimed at creating space for open dialogue. Few events in recent Canadian history have sparked as much media attention, outrage, and horror as the death of Colten Boushie, a young Cree man from the Red Pheasant First Nation who died after being shot in the head on Gerald Stanley’s farm. Indigenous filmmaker and scholar Tasha Hubbard goes beyond the headlines to present a detailed examination of race relations on the prairies.
Closing the festival on May 11, Hepi Mita’s Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screenis a tender posthumous tribute to his mother Merata Mita, the first Māori woman — and one of the first Indigenous women in the world — to write and direct a narrative feature film. DOXA is exceptionally proud to close the festival with this extraordinary film about a visionary artist, activist and mother.
With an expanded Industry program, curated programs, panels, parties and more, DOXA 2019 delivers a wealth of programming over eleven jam-packed days. DOXA Documentary Film Festival runs May 2 –12, 2019. Tickets are available online atwww.doxafestival.ca.
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