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Rated Y for Youth

DOXA’s ability to engage young audiences in a conversation about social justice and change is critical to our organization, and we are committed to ensuring that the festival remains open to the principles of accessibility, open dialogue, and media literacy. DOXA uses documentary films to incite discussion, and affect social change.

DOXA is pleased to present the eighth annual Rated Y for Youth (RYY), our school outreach program. DOXA selects programming specifically for high school students, giving youth an opportunity to attend the festival, view thought-provoking documentaries and participate in lively post-film discussions with filmmakers and community members. This year’s selection includes films about First Nations Treaty rights, youth activism from around the globe, and a little bit of pinball wizardry!

To learn more, or to book your class contact Selina Crammond [email protected] or call 604-646-3200 ext. 104.

Download our brochure and class order form here

Zack Khalil and Adam Khalil | 
Canada/USA |
 2016 | 
75 minutes

The Seven Fires Prophecy is an ancient Anishinaabeg story that predates, and even predicted the arrival of European settlers. The prophecy acts as the bedrock of Zack and Adam Khalil’s debut feature, a palimpsest of animation, candid interviews, and hallucinatory performances.

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 12:30pm
Saturday, May 14, 2016 - 7:15pm
Jeff Petry and Nathan Drillot | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
102 minutes

Wizard Mode is the story of Robert Gagno, a pinball champion who has overcome a few extra obstacles; Gagno is autistic and did not speak until he was almost 10 years old. Through home movies, tape recordings, and interviews with his parents, we see Gagno’s childhood, where milestones such as walking and communicating proved challenging.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 8:45pm
Thursday, May 12, 2016 - 12:30pm

From renaming a sacred mountain near Victoria, B.C., to fighting to have treaties recognized in Saskatchewan, First Nations people across Canada are reclaiming land and identity.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 - 12:30pm

This program of short films explores the multiple forms that activism can take, whether that’s postering, skateboards, or friendship. These kids find a way to take back their own power and help others in the process.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 - 12:30pm
Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp | 
Canada |
 2015 | 
55  minutes

Almost 75% of the world’s mining companies call Canada home according to Vancouver-based filmmakers Tamara Herman and Susi Porter-Bopp’s new film. Most resource extraction happens beyond Canadian borders, where a lack of regulation and a rapacious profit-seeking agenda has permitted horrific environmental and social impact. We Call Them Intruders is a call for action, offering tangible solutions for change. This is activist filmmaking at its most raw and urgent.

Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 6:45pm
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 12:30pm
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