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.

At a high school in Ivry, on the outskirts of Paris, Claire Simon films pairs or groups of kids finding quiet spaces like the school roof, a schoolyard bench, or an empty hallway to talk about their families, fears, relationships, and dreams.

DOXA News

DOXA has invited two extraordinary guest curators – Zool Suleman (Longing and Belonging: 1990s South Asian Film and Video) and Thierry Garrel (Italia Italia) -- to select a series of films, and provide an essay for the 2019 Festival.

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, The Post at 750  #110-750 Hamilton Street, Vancouver
Why: Buy your tickets in person before the festival, and save on online fees!

Drop by next week to buy your tickets at DOXA's Community Box Office! Skip the festival lines by grabbing a coffee and a program guide at the JJ Bean Kiosk on Hamilton Street and head up the stairs to our office at The Post at 750, where you can get your tickets!