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.

DOXA News

DOXA 2019 HOLDSTOCK FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

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!

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.