Another DOXA gone by, and in exceptional form—a hybrid festival, with both online and in-person elements! In tried and true fashion, documentaries from all over the world brought comfort, told thrilling stories, and taught us anew.
The recent work of Cree filmmaker, writer, and scholar Jules Koostachin looks closely at Indigenous documentary practices as containing a comprehensive understanding and awareness of story, because of the positionalities and identities of its makers.
DOXA Industry brings together a diverse community of filmmakers and industry professionals to discuss the art and craft of non-fiction storytelling. Unable to make it to the live stream? All Industry events are now available on demand!
Between May 13-15, 2021 we'll be hosting seven separate drive-in film screenings at the Pacific National Exhibition (PNE) Amphitheatre, to showcase the best of the festival and celebrate our 20th anniversary.
In selecting the films for this program, VANDU want ed to show films that represent us as we are: not as poor, downtrodden victims of drugs and addiction, but as a community—sometimes a community of survival, but also sometimes as a chosen family and a community of interest.