Program Highlights

To the majority of people alive and breathing in the year 2000, Who Let The Dogs Out? is the name of a massively popular radio hit by the flash-in-the-pan group Baha Men. To artist Ben Sisto, it is a philosophical question that challenges accepted notions of authorship and creative ownership.

Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool tracks the artist’s history from his affluent upbringing as the son of a prominent Illinois dentist, through his training at Julliard in New York, and on to the truly remarkable records and performances which defined his apex years of creativity from the mid 1950s to the late 1970s. Fans of Davis will revel in watching never-before-seen footage and learning more about the complex man behind his canonical body of music.

Arresting and unique, Midnight Traveler is at once an intimate study of displacement as well as a compelling road movie. The journey of the Afghani Fazili family begins in Tajikistan, where a long wait has resulted in the rejection of their asylum claim. Over the next several years, Hassan Fazili uses cell phones to film his family’s journey back to Afghanistan, and then through Iran, Turkey, Bulgaria, and Serbia.

DOXA News

Join us as we present a series of short documentaries in collaboration with Capilano University's Documentary Program.   

September 19 2019, 7:00pm
Bosa Film Centre | Capilano University
2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver, BC
Free and open to students, faculty and general the public! 

A note from DOXA's Development and Communications Manager Teresa Alfeld, who will be leaving the organization to pursue filmmaking full-time. 

Aim for the Roses: Red Gate Arts Society, Opus59 Films and Blue Ice Docs, in partnership with DOXA Documentary Film Festival, present a special screening of John Bolton's musical docudrama Aim for the Roses. This will be only the third public screening in Vancouver, after being chosen to open the 2016 DOXA Festival.

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 8:30pm
Red Gate Revue Stage
1601 Johnston Street, Vancouver

In 1976, Canadian stuntman Ken Carter declared his intention to jump a mile over the St. Lawrence Seaway in a rocket powered car. Evel Knievel called it "the daredevil stunt to end all daredevil stunts".