Program Highlights

Directed by her youngest son Hepi Mita, Merata: How Mum Decolonised the Screen is a tender posthumous tribute to his mother’s life and career. A notorious agitator, her films bear witness to the injustice Māori people face in New Zealand, providing a voice for Māori people and especially for Māori women.

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.

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.


When: April 23-30, from 12pm-5pm
Where: DOXA Office, #110-750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Why: Buy your tickets in person before the festival, and save on online fees!

DOXA is thrilled to feature a number of exceptional local films from some of Canada’s most exciting and innovative documentarians who call Vancouver home.

In Because We Are Girls, filmmaker Baljit Sangra crafts an intimate portrait of three sisters who were abused by a relative. DOXA is proud to open the festival with a film that celebrates the strength of sisterhood in the face of profound pain and trauma.

DOXA's Festival Raffle is back with 12 amazing prizes! Buy your raffle ticket online or at the festival until May 31, 2019.