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

Join us for an encore screening of METAMORPHOSIS on Thursday August 23rd! 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.

We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual to join us in the position of VanPodFest Festival Coordinator!

Join us for an encore screening of ETHIOPIQUES: REVOLT OF THE SOUL! 

Saturday June 23 | 9:30pm
Robson Square (north side) 
Bring a blanket or pillow to sit on!