Program Highlights

A conservative Indo-Canadian family in small-town British Columbia must come to terms with a devastating secret: three sisters were sexually abused by an older relative beginning in their childhood years.

At a high school in Ivry, on the outskirts of Paris, Claire Simon films pairs or groups of kids finding quiet spaces like the school roof, a schoolyard bench, or an empty hallway to talk about their families, fears, relationships, and dreams.

A live documentary performance that combines the collective sharing of one’s personal life — now habitual on social media — with the 20th century tradition of a family slideshow to unearth the poetry found within the everyday.


Added Screening of Because We Are Girls on May 12

Due to popular demand, we have added a screening of Baljit Sangra's Because We Are Girls. Playing May 12 at 2pm at the SFU Woodwards, get your tickets today!

DOXA has invited two extraordinary guest curators – Zool Suleman (Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video) and Thierry Garrel (Italia Italia) -- to select a series of films, and provide an essay for the 2019 Festival.


This festival season, we are striving to raise $5,000.00 for the Holdstock Fund for Documentary Engagement, which directly funds filmmaker travel to our festival. We know that filmmaker participation deeply enriches audience experience, and so we need your support to bring filmmakers - both national and international - to our festival in order to participate in panels, workshops, masterclasses, and more!