History and Culture

Marie Clements | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
101 minutes

Marie Clements’ musical documentary is simultaneously a piece of BC First Nations history, a call for revolution and resolve, and a portrait of a people who have retained their power and identity through community and activism.

Thursday, May 4, 2017 - 7:00pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 12:30pm
Charles Wilkinson  | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
75 minutes

There is no topic that unites all of Vancouver quite like that of housing. At every dinner party, social gathering, or chance meeting in the street, everyone has an opinion, and they want to share it. Charles Wilkinson’s new film Vancouver: No Fixed Address tackles the subject from a multiplicity of perspectives. 

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 7:00pm
Various Filmmakers | 
Canada |
42 minutes

Discover dynamic Indigenous voices through films made by First Nations youth from coast to coast. DOXA and VPL are happy to copresent an eye-opening program of curated fi lms by Wapikoni Mobile that will reveal unique stories, incredible talent, and powerful voices throughout Canada’s Indigenous communities.

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Ryan Ferko  | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
14 minutes

Images of urban construction and destruction are set against an unnerving soundscape. The result is a fractured travelogue that offers a revised history of the Balkan War. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Wayne Wapeemukwa | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
15 minutes

Through the creation of fantasy versions of themselves, a diverse group of residents reinvent their lives. -DW

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 3:15pm
Bertrand Bonello | 
France |
 2016 | 
24 minutes

When the heiress to the Winchester rifle fortune lost her only child and then her mind, she embarked upon a descent into grief and madness, embodied in the creation of the Winchester Mystery Mansion. Director Bonello incorporates Sarah’s story into the creative collaboration between a composer, a performer, and a bloodied child spirit. -DW

Friday, May 5, 2017 - 9:00pm
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 4:15pm
Conor McNally | 
Canada |
 2017 | 
40 minutes

Drawing on the tradition of oral storytelling, ôtênaw is a philosophical and creative treatment of land rights, territory, history and culture. As Dr. Dwayne Donald leads a walking tour of amiskwaciwâskahikan (now the city of Edmonton), talking about the history of the land and the people who lived there, the layers of human habitation slowly reveal themselves.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:45pm
Charlie Lyne | 
UK |
 2017 | 
13 minutes

The grand opening of a marina in Anglesey, UK, is the backdrop for an unlikely mystery involving a group of elderly Brits, a famous weatherman, and a bunch of fish. -SC

Saturday, May 6, 2017 - 4:30pm
Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
Justine Harbonnier | 
Canada |
 2016 | 
11 minutes

The oldest house in Griffintown, has been displaced by a luxury condo development. Clever framing and off-camera conversations help retrace the house-without-a-home. -SC

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 9:00pm
Michael Kanentakeron Mitchell | 
Canada |
 1969 | 
36 minutes

On December 18, 1968, members of the Akwesasne Mohawk community blockaded the international bridge near Cornwall, Ontario. The intent was to bring public attention to treaty violations by the Canadian government. A young Mohawk chief named Mike Mitchell narrates throughout, explaining that things got off to a rocky start when no one remembered to bring scotch tape to post notices of the blockade.

Saturday, May 13, 2017 - 2:45pm