Program Highlights

Metamorphosis confronts beauty and loss with powerful visual imagery. The stories of scientists, artists, and activists fighting the global environmental crisis are woven through with stunning imagery to deliver a powerful message of transformation.

Life in a Turkish old folks home is ostensibly the subject of Shevaun Mizrahi’s film, but that is only the entry point into this beautifully layered observational documentary. The residents spend their days taking elevator rides to nowhere, and remembering better, more interesting days. One elderly man recounts the Parisian sex parties of his youth, while another talks about his glory days as a photographer. Meanwhile, just outside the windows of the facility, progress gallops along, fed by the relentless pace and appetite for development.

In the late 1960s, record store owner-turned-music producer Amha Eshete noticed something strange—there was no Ethiopian music being produced and sold in his country. Herein began the birth of recorded Ethiopian music, imbued with the flavours of funk, soul and jazz.

DOXA News

All DOXA members are invited to join us for our upcoming annual general meeting.

When: November 22, 7:00pm
Where: The Post at 750 (110-750 Hamilton St.) Vancouver, B.C.
Please RSVP: info@doxafestival.ca

 

During the AGM, the board of directos will be discussing the transition to the new Society Act, and they will also be seeking to approve a special resolution amending the bylaws of the Society as follows:

Join us on Monday November 5th for Vancouver premiere of Milford Graves Full Mantis! We've partnered with Modulus Festival (produced by our friends at Music on Main) to present this lively new music doc about avant-garde percussionist Milford Graves. 

Submit your film to the 18th Annual DOXA Documentary Film Festival will take place from May 2-12, 2019.

DOXA is an international documentary festival featuring new work selected by a jury, as well as thematic programming presented by independent curators. We are seeking submissions of short to feature length documentaries for our 2019 festival.